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November 2011: Launch of posthumous poetry collection
A Tenth of Hydrogen

Daphne Rock 1927 - 2008


published in posthumous collection,

A Tenth of Hydrogen,  2011, Corundum Press


Poets Die


Poets die still deep with words,

ribbons of lines, verses

like unstitched tapestries and whole pages

not yet set. They lie unfathomed,

crowded into jars and button tins,

beads waiting for stringing. Listen 

you hear them, small clinks of glass and pearl,

rolling around, not into emptiness, they wait

to make a way to the sun, quickened

even in earth.


Daphne Rock



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Felicity Rock

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