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7th May 11

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Guardian Poetry Workshop
The Poetry Kit
Ward Wood Publishing

 

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anthology –
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shop elsewhere…
collections –
“Refurbishment”
Ward Wood;
 
“Exit Moonshine”
Grey Hen Press;
 
anthologies –
“A Twist of Malice”
“Cracking On”
“No Space But Their Own”
“Get Me Out of Here!”
“The Price of Gold”
“Running Before the Wind”
and
“Second Bite”
Grey Hen Press;
 

 

 

 

Old Crow

     under a thin moon / in love’s absence
           R S Thomas: The Way of It
 
Or maybe this was
the way of it
 
maybe she saw
the rainbow radiance
sheening the wings
 
or lusted
for a sword sharp bill
an anthracite eye
 
maybe she longed
for a high branched haven
the clasp of a horned claw
 
or – as a woman will
under whatever moon –
 
she glimpsed you
lit and shining
and took you for hers
 

Joy Howard

in collection Refurbishment, 2011, Ward Wood Publishing;
previously published in Sphinx, 2009