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6 Aug 17

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Arachne Press
The Poetry Kit
Ward Wood Publishing

 

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collections –
“Foraging”
Arachne Press;
“Refurbishment”
Ward Wood;
 
“Exit Moonshine”
Grey Hen Press;
 
anthologies –
“Extraordinary Forms”
“Transitions”
“Outlook Variable”
“Shades of Meaning”
“Running Before the Wind”
“The Price of Gold”
“A Source of Strange Delight”
“Get Me Out of Here!”
“No Space But Their Own”
“Cracking On”
“A Twist of Malice”
and
“Second Bite”
Grey Hen Press;
 

 

 

 

Stranded

and anchored in a fretwork of foam
over sea-shimmering silver gilt sand
I’m bliss-basking like an old grey seal
beached and loving it
 
so till the seventh wave
lolls over me and nudges me back
to the sea   let your hands glide
over mounded flesh and soft pelt
while you plumb my fathomable eyes
and marvel at my stillness
 
believe me
I’m more graceful in water
 

Joy Howard

in collection Foraging, 2017, Arachne Press;
previously published in anthology Running Before the Wind,
2013, Grey Hen Press