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4th Aug18

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poetry favourites:
Acumen
Hearing Eye
Torriano Meeting House
Ward Wood Publishing

 

poetry p f shop online:
Poem Card:
“Essex Love”

 

“Centenary Verse for the Suburb” –
Interview

 

and shop elsewhere…
illustrated pamphlet –
“Four Poems from Saying It with Flowers”,
Hearing Eye;
 
collections –
“Oscar and I – confessions of a minor poet”
and
“No School Tie”,
Ward Wood Publishing;

  and more from Hearing Eye:
“Looking for You”,
“Wide Skies, Salt and Best Bitter”
and
“Frayed at the Edges”

 

 

The Return of George Meadows…
Are you an organiser? Drama / Literature / Poetry festival?
If yes, then please see
Peter Phillips plays.
 
 

 

Knotweed

Don’t even dream of winning –
             you’ve read the reports
                               seen us on YouTube
              cringed at the images.
 
You think you can get us
at ground level
breaking through foundations.
Once we’re properly out, on the march, that’s it, unless
you purge deep.
 
Our
roots
are
deeper
than
you
can
dig.
 
We know biological control is under trial.
             You decide if chemicals are ethical.
 
You want a solution
but there is none.
 
You won’t find us
but we’re everywhere
                         waiting.
 
We decide when to strike.
                         We’re in your garden.
 

Peter Phillips

published in anthology Barnet Poetry Competition, March 2016