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last update:

19 Sep17

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poetry favourites:
Poetry Society
Society of Authors
Falmouth Poetry Group


and in the shop…
collections –
“Breakfast with Swallows”,
“Man in the Moon”
Indigo Dreams Publishing;
“Grandad’s Party”
“Wish a Wish”
(for children, illustrated),
Poetry Space;
“Light the Blue Touch Paper”
Iron Press;
“This Year, Next Year”
Marvin Katz Press;
bi-lingual –
“A Box of Sky“




Promises, promises

you promise me
a crocodile
(two turtles
on the side)
in spite of better judgement
I believe you
sort of
a hot day
shadows threading
oak and beech
a lazy river
all rocks and reeds
stitched in sunshine
an unlikely venue
but still I believe you
after all
men make promises
all the time
from I love you downwards
you say
round the next bend
I promise

I imagine
light-bulb eyes
a snarling smile
who am I to quibble?
they say all things
(even crocodiles)
are possible
and you haven’t let me down

Moira Andrew

in collection, Breakfast with Swallows, 2017, Austen Macauley