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7th Jun 10

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Poetry Archive
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and in the shop…
collections –
“Sandgrain and Hourglass”,
“Redgrove’s Wife”,
“Retrieved Data” (pamphlet),
Secret Sleep Books;
“Adventures with my Horse”,
PBS Back in Print series;

“A Leaf Out of His Book”,
Oxford University / Carcanet

joint pamphlet –
“October Guests”,
fal publications




To a Singing Master

But who shaved, washed
and dressed you for the pyre?
Did they handle you gently,
or treat you like a piece of meat?
(Were we not one flesh?)
Who cut and sewed your shroud?
Was it clean? Was it threadbare?
Who slammed back the doors,
raked out the ashes?
Ah my singing master,
who sings to you now?

Penelope Shuttle

in collection, Sandgrain and Hourglass, 2010, Bloodaxe Books,
ISBN 1-85228-82-3