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Petra Vergunst: Two poems

Pool of Blackness Under the arching stones the river ushers harmonies hedged by banks bedded with larch litter from a bronze tree a charm of cawing jackdaws soars In this bridge the river nurtures the pool of blackness held in … Continue reading

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Andy Thornton: Two poems

Not Good Today The child is grumpy, squirming between sleep and tears. Her rest under the moon broken and now day is here. She slides off a knee, standing legs braced, scowling out at the world defying it to bring … Continue reading

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John McIntosh

The Rope A saucer of milk for the holiday cat; we all know how that ends. Just so, he sits, polite and deferential, mildly gazing round to spin his sorry tale in that croaky, eloquent miaow. Oh, he knows how … Continue reading

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Finola Scott: Two poems

Local knowledge I sob alone in skyscraper canyons wait for the El, as snow layers. I’m sub-zero frozen in two hats, tartan scarf, fists snowballed in sodden coat pockets. Santa jeers from the brooch at my throat. Frost diamond-locks my … Continue reading

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Linda Atterton

Take Down The Stars Take down the stars, They were just fairy lights, Tell the man upon the moon, To pack his things and go, Before it turns to chalk. Pin the sun to the horizon, Or let it set, … Continue reading

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Catherine Eunson

Time’s brief To rearrange and redesign all the small sand – each separate grain to be included. Terms and progress of this fundamental contract will remain under constant review and multiple results from consultative testings will become available twice daily … Continue reading

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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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