Hugh Williams

Hugh Williams was an actor and playwright. He died in 1969.

Two Poems

Hugh Williams, 10 February 1994

My Lady’s Fingertips

Her long red fingernails have gone Down the kitchen sink and drain, But varnished and scarlet they’ll reappear    At the close of this campaign, Encircling, as of old, my heart And glasses of champagne To live happily ever after    The close of this campaign. And to mark the spot where now I see A horrible chilblain I’ll set...

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