Monthly Archives: January 2016

Anne Dunford

The Desk My hands rest on the desk that captures years of past use. Always drawn to words I can’t ignore them. They catch my eye again as I write. Overlooked at first as they weren’t very clear; faint penned … Continue reading

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Neil Campbell: Haiku sequence

Haiku sequence By the tram stop On St Werburgh’s Road Unpicked blackberries Young boy kicking a ball Outside the football museum – will he play for City? Outside the museum A man in his fifties Falls off a skateboard The … Continue reading

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Kriss Nichol

The Stripper’s Manual (all words from a B & Q leaflet on paint stripping) keep cool don’t work in hot weather as layers need to be removed it needs skill so don’t do it out of doors when windy remove … Continue reading

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Bridget Khursheed: Two poems

Bridges seduced by burns Come with me, forget your fingers of mere, reeds and whitethroats – whole grass seed peace – the muir fall of autumn. Don’t you want to see the tidefast end of it all; stanchions stabbing the … Continue reading

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Kerr McAndrew

Grey Oh those perfect winter mornings With the black silhouette of trees On that crisp silver sky And I’m walking down that familiar path To my grandparents’ house And though I’m  cold I think of that warm feeling Of the … Continue reading

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Byron Beynon: Two poems

The Heron The heron sieves the water with his eyes, eliminates the trick of light, side-glances this porous territory where he resides, a watchman wading the feeding grounds for his quota each day, standing still, concentrating on the wrinkled flow … Continue reading

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Colin Crewdson

Moon rises over the occupied privy A mountain barrier to the inflow of the dark tide, Sail Mhor,  the round lump, sits beneath the force of the full moon , a full stop. No more watching, expecting change: this is … Continue reading

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