DUBAI AIRPORT (2007). A Poem by Robin Marchesi


Ghosts in Dubai Airport,

Immortals in mortal form,

Faces so far between,

Their own existence

And the one,

They manifest,

And I expend on them.


Whom they become,

Materialize as,

To me.


Not who they are,

But the Spirit

They sparkle,

Dead loved ones,

Who inhabit this




I am musty

Like an old soldier

Who has lost

His bullets.



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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