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13 Jun 10

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Katherine’s website
Film: The Year of the Tree

poetry favourites:
Katherine at Desperado Literature
Arc Publications
Poetry International
British Haiku Society


in ppf shop online…
Poem Cards –
The Lifeboat-Shed;
Winter Hyacinths;
Love Word;
Kandinsky Journey

shop elsewhere…
collections –
“Carnival Edge: New and Selected Poems”,
“Circus Apprentice”
and “Tigers on the Silk Road”,
Arc Publications;
bi-lingual –
“The White Boat“




(after Lobster Telephone, Salvador Dali)

Lobster and telephone have found each other:
the telephone can’t eat the lobster
the lobster can’t eat the telephone.
The phone’s gone kitsch, wearing
an electric-orange hard-hat,
keeping the day on hold.
Sooner or later it had to happen
that some laser-eyed lobster
would shake off one sea and find another –
a stunned, air-shell ocean of voices
listening to sterlob sterlob,
lobster language
as if for the first time.

Katherine Gallagher

in collection Carnival Edge: New and Selected Poems
(pbk & hbk), 2010, Arc Publications