Monthly Archives: July 2013

Johnni Stanton

No Direction  Turn right, turn right. But there’s no way out, the way out is barred. There is only a wall. It’s another dead end. You go back the way and turn to the left. praying it is an exit. … Continue reading

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Gillian Prew

Moment from a Landscape   Sudden, the sun throat-up. Gull     after     gull      the sky fills silver. A ridge of hell rubbed out                   all easy sorrow. A swoop to the sea-line              a brave bird breaking everything open. A … Continue reading

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Mike Logue

Autumn into Winter The façade of summer has fallen Decorum has been dissolved in a season – there is no disguise on the land Hill and gully are etched in the contours – the climate is hard on the land … Continue reading

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Hugh McMillan: Two poems

The Solid Night I look back at incidents sometimes like when that snow fell on our heads outside the Waverley Hotel and wonder if they ever cross your mind, and if they do what is it exactly you think? They’re … Continue reading

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Joan McNerney

Night Slides under door jambs pouring through windows painting my room black. This evening was spent watching old movies. Song and dance actors looping through gay, improbable plots. All my plates are put away, cups hanging on hooks. The towel … Continue reading

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Angela France: Two poems

Rough Sleeping Now, in the almost-light of 6 am, in this field bounded by  bird-full hedge and scribbles of winter-bare willow, I could sleep. I lock my knees, think myself anthracite, carborundum, let my feet settle into muddy ground for … Continue reading

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Robert Nisbet: Two poems

Americana We have huge cattle herds, the sweetest oranges and six varieties of rattlesnake (You have a great day, you guys) Polo and world-class fishing, up-state they hunt alligators (You just have a beautiful day) The snacks, The National Geographic … Continue reading

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