ON SEEING PICASSO’S GUERNICA FOR THE FIRST TIME – a poem by Mel Goldberg 

ON SEEING PICASSO’S GUERNICA FOR THE FIRST TIME Picasso’s Guernica took me aback — his masterpiece against the dread of war — starkly painted in blue and white and black its bleak immensity a metaphor for senseless killing. It gripped me as I stared, then fell upon my knees, hands clasped, and sobbed. Something in […]

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On Holiday – a poem by Anna Evas

On Holiday 1 Damp linen dozes on the line. .    Nothing perturbs me. Minnows flit through my blood, .    my nerves are swallowtails browsing alyssum. .    Infused with summer air, my bones ping like wind chimes .    freed from a lintel hook. Gray patinas of salt .    peel from windows in the house .    of one-eyed oblivion. 2 From wickered trees, […]

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THE SECRET OF ARCHERY by Alessio Zanelli – review by Lynn Woollacott

THE SECRET OF ARCHERY by Alessio Zanelli  2019, 72 pp, £12.99, Greenwich Exchange, Available from: http://www.greenex.co.uk  ISBN: 978-1-910996-30-0 The opening poem ‘Leave’ in seven concise lines, brings colour and place, ‘rainbows fixed across the dale / a watercolour sun afloat upon cloud-rags / dry-stone walls and branches whistling in the gale …’ The play on […]

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