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31 Jan23

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poetry favourites:
Ty Newydd Writing Courses
The Dark Horse
Scottish Poetry Library
Philip Gross
Mariscat Press
Oversteps Books

and in the shop…
collections –
Oversteps Books;
“Out of Time”
“Uist Walking Song”,
Westward Books
pamphlet –
“Alphabet Poems”
Mariscat Press



             YouTube poetry p f playlist: Mary Robinson reading    Sea Pebbles
from collection, “Trace” (Oversteps Books)



Just there – the iron black typewriter –
Remington in gold letters. Dust between the keys –
filaments of paper, skin cells, hair, threads
from a utility dress. I remember her clothes –
the coupon bought shirt-waister, knitted cardigan,
straight seams in her seamed stockings,
the scent of Yardley lavender. It’s as if I clicked
copy this file and all the pages she ever typed
come flying across my memory, the letters
grey with age, the paper acid yellow.
Her fingers rest on the home keys;
as she touches s a diamond glints,
swaddled in white gold. The ribbon spools
and unspools until it wears to rags.
She is the concert typist of the keyboard,
her bobbed hair a permanent wave to the past.

Mary Robinson

in collection Trace, 2020, Oversteps Books,
ISBN 978-1-906856-85-4