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last update:

19 Sep17

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poetry favourites:
Poetry Society
Society of Authors
Lapidus
Falmouth Poetry Group

 

and in the shop…
collections –
“Breakfast with Swallows”,
“Man in the Moon”
and
“Firebird”
Indigo Dreams Publishing;
 
“Grandad’s Party”
and
“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“
Integral/CLP
(Bucharest)

 

 

 

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
dragon-scales
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
yet
 

Moira Andrew

in collection, Breakfast with Swallows, 2017, Austen Macauley