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last update:
 
10th Sep19

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poetry favourites:
Buenos Aires Poetry
Comtemporary Literary Horizon
Galatea Resurrects

and in the shop…
collections –
“Penn Fields”
and
“Finding the River Horse”,
Littoral Press;
 
“River Hoard”
Cyberwit.net, India);
 
pamphlet collections –
“Punching Cork Stoppers”
and
“The Worcester Fragments”
Original Plus;
 

 

 

 

A Dazzle of Zebras

When we shook hands with Collective Nouns
this was the one we liked the best
better even than a skulk of foxes
or a bevy of quail
because it made us think of West African antelopes,
zebra finches, referees with striped shirts
in American football and the belisha beacon
at the pedestrian crossing
whose amber flash, after dark,
caught us in its fall.
So it was that Miss Holland sent us out
into the world that day
to be amazed, awed, bedazzled
at the wonder of all we saw.
 

Neil Leadbeater

in collection Penn Fields, 2019, Littoral Press,
ISBN 978-1-912412-17-4