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7th Oct 20

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© Karen Bennett
Keeping Records Photography
 
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Patricia at Cinnamon Press

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pamphlet –
“Being”
 
and
 
collections –
“Daughter”
and
“Sea Poetics”,
Cinnamon Press
 

 

 

             YouTube poetry p f playlist: Patricia Helen Wooldridge reading    Sea Poem
from collection, Sea Poetics, Cinnamon Press.

 

Lunar

I’m having one of my daisies –
hopscotch, throw and jump,
dive off the edge of a skullcap moon.
 
I can see what’s coming in the anteroom –
are you the lady that wants to be
in the glasshouse?

 
Does she know about the telescope
in my ceiling? How all day the moon
crouches in the corner and I repeat:
 
I will not store my voice in a vase on the moon.
 
Did she catch me stealing the sea
shut tight in a tin with its crumble of rocks –
my beach on a dresser?
 
Open the lid and surf boils, shivers loose
on a wind-whip, flaking against my legs
and the land dissolves overnight on a tongue of sea.
 

Patricia Helen Wooldridge

First Prize, Kent and Sussex Open Poetry Competition, 2016;
published in collection, Sea Poetics, 2018, Cinnamon Press,
ISBN 978-1-78864-022-0