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14th Jul 12

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poetry favourites:
Shoestring Press
Peterloo Poets


and in the shop…
collections –
“Echo Soundings”
Shoestring Press;
“Chasing the Hoopoe”
Peterloo Poets





You enter the room
as if emerging on stage
trying to recall
which of the many bit-parts
must be resumed this evening.
The alpha males bray
to each other. The ladies
affect to listen
while searching beyond, but turn
aside from the also-ran.
This is what we can’t
admit: in front or behind,
to move in any
circle traces the same nought,
the painted Merry-Go-Round.
I wish the rule was:
speak only verse, sign-language,
or a foreign tongue
stipulated in advance
on the RSVP card.

John Weston

in collection, Echo Soundings, 2012, Shoestring Press,
ISBN 978-1-907356-45-2