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Second Prize winner, National Poetry Competition, 2001

published in Backwork, Peterloo Poets, 2002


New Fruit


In the last knockings of the evening sun

Eve drinks Calvados.  Elsewhere in her life

She has played muse and mistress, bitch and wife.

Now all that gunpoint gamesmanship is done.

She loves the garden at this time of day.

Raising her third glass up to God, she grins;

If this is her come-uppance for her sins

Its worth a little angst along the way.

A fourth.  Again the corks slow squeaky kiss.

If, as the liquor tempts her to believe,

The Lord has one more Adam up His sleeve

Hes going to have to take her as she is

Out in the garden in a dressing-gown

Breathing old apples as the sun goes down.


Ann Drysdale


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"Feeling Unusual",
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"Between Dryden
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"The Turn of
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"Gay Science",
 Peterloo Poets

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"A Twist of Malice"


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