CHRISTMAS PRISON POEM… Maidstone 1975. Robin Marchesi

Remember the beginning and end,

The future and past,

What is to come and what webs you cast,

Or float in seas,

Never begun.
Remember the elements, within and without you,

Remember the space you place in life,

And at what pointless point you persist

In peace…
Remember symbols and powers

Unknown to all,

Remember each rights right

To be right within wrongness…

Search decisions and positions

For purposes and paths…
Remember Maidstone 1975…
Trifle cakes and dreams
Beyond imagination…


Robin Marchesi, born in 1951, began writing in his teens, much to the consternation of his mother, the sister of Eric Hobsbawm, the historian.

In 1992 Cosmic Books published his first book entitled “A B C Quest”.

In 1996 March Hare Press published “Kyoto Garden” and in 1999 “My Heart is As…”

ClockTowerBooks published his Poetic Novella, “A Small Journal of Heroin Addiction”, digitally, in 2000.

Charta Books published his latest work entitled “Poet of the Building Site”, about his time working with Barry Flanagan the Sculptor of Hares, in association with the Irish Museum of Modern Art.

He is presently working on an upcoming novel entitled “A Story Made of Stone.”
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