Daily Archives: November 10, 2015

WEATHERING By Eleanor Hooker

WEATHERING I kept my appointment with Rain. We met in the wrong room. Upstairs. Rain was . . . melancholy. She rinsed a naked bulb that hung itself on white wire. It ran out of light, she said, spreading her … Continue reading

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Life By Dennis O’Driscoll

Life gives us something to live for: we will do whatever it takes to make it last. Kill in just wars for its survival. Wolf fast-food during half-time breaks. Wash down chemical cocktails, as prescribed. Soak up hospital radiation. Prey … Continue reading

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A Seed by William Allingham

See how a Seed, which Autumn flung down, And through the Winter neglected lay, Uncoils two little green leaves and two brown, With tiny root taking hold on the clay As, lifting and strengthening day by day, It pushes red … Continue reading

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The Starlings By Andrew Jamison

The Starlings Everything, relatively speaking, is simple: a tree atree, the sky the sky, the clock on the wall the clock on the wall, a tick a tick, a tock a tock, time time. And then come the starlings, tearing … Continue reading

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Pier by Vona Groarke

Speak to our muscles of a need for joy W H Auden, “Sonnets from China” (XVII) Left at the lodge and park, snout to America. Strip to togs, a shouldered towel, flip-flop over the tarmac past the gangplanked rooted barge, … Continue reading

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