Monthly Archives: December 2017

Judith Taylor: Two poems

clarinet She’s a voice, they say but when did you hear a human voice sing such grace in baroque quintets and ragtime bands alike? lilt through the ornaments and lament with so much reason? glow like a low star then … Continue reading

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Maggie Mackay

On Considering Courage Six apple trees and companion ladders, six wooden rungs. Blossom showers grass tufts, casting snow rings on the earth. I plant one bare foot on the first spar and curve my arthritis, feeling for wood. My hands … Continue reading

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Stephen Barnaby

CAITHNESS SESTUDE (62 WORDS AFTER VISITING MY PARENTS) When I grew up here Hundreds of miles from the other kids I was oblivious When I moved to Edinburgh Realised what I’d missed Clothes, music, tribal groupings, presumptions of cool, I … Continue reading

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