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26 Jul 14

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poetry favourites:
Pindrop Press
HappenStance Press
Poetry Magazines

 

and in the shop…
collections –
“Closing Time”
Pindrop Press;
 
“The Alternative Version”
The Frogmore Press
 
pamphlet –
“In and Out of the Dark Wood”
HappenStance Press
 
anthology –
“The Silent Key”
The Frogmore Press
 

 

 

 

Close Season

They say it smells of dead holidays.
I say it always did. And out of season
was never the time to connect anything
with anything here, where you can only
wonder at the sea in all the shades
of grey on Richter’s palette, wonder
where the ice-cream vendors go
and if the deckchair man can really
hibernate in his cave beneath the cliff,
with his chairs, his memories of summer.
 
On the pier a salt breeze ruffles
a scrap of gaudy poster, and offshore,
somewhere close, a ship’s bell tolls
for something gone, for some thing.
 

Jeremy Page

in collection, Closing Time, 2014, Pindrop Press,
ISBN 978 0 9573290 6 5;
previously published in Acumen