Monthly Archives: June 2016

Sue Hubbard

Clissold Park Croo-croo! Croo-croo! An invisible wood pigeon calls from the far fringe of trees, his fat-bodied song stuffed full of early summer. Ad infinitum he repeats himself, pausing only for echoes. These city’s greens are deceptive of a certain … Continue reading

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A.J. Huffman

Small Emergencies   Underwater, you try to reach purpose, realize you do not exist, break in increments— a coastline, drowning to be reborn.  In a mirror labeled yesterday, you understand you are not a fistful of sand & skin. You … Continue reading

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Catriona Yule

Scarf I wonder if you keep it, knotted through the hook of a coatstand bought from the antiques shop. It was meant to keep you warm, in the rush of wind on Autumn nights, not hung as an ornament, like … Continue reading

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Brian Johnstone

Dwellers in the Hollows of the Wall The rat runs weeks of endless rain and sodden ground urged those rodents to dig out years back, allowed this more benign invader in – stoat, who shivers in the wall space every … Continue reading

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Roderick Manson: Two poems

Max i.m. Sir Peter Maxwell Davies Bear witness to an Orkney death with a sun that never sets; follow the island lines of his landscapes and never be content with silence. Loch Uidh na Ceardaidh On the not-the-Fionn-Loch a stream … Continue reading

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M.R. Baird

As the Soil is my Body Here I have turned ruddy As the turning soil Deep crush Beneath the weight Of my forgiveness, Into this free will universe I have fallen Farther than your song will carry me, Tumbling into … Continue reading

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Lawrence Johnson

Celtic Light Trees along the way glow after recent rains. Rocky crags beyond the river darkly gleam in fluctuating cloud-sieved light. This light itself in part creates, with beauty of its own, the beauty hereabout which it proclaims — a … Continue reading

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