A Walk Through Orleans Cemetery – a poem by Judy DeCroce and Antoni Ooto

A Walk Through Orleans Cemetery Under a parish of birds headstones limp uphill, bones arranged in time’s neglect. Names remembered, Crosbys, Doanes, and Snows of long ago. Sea captains, strong wives, and innocent children, with lives of storm and joy. We imagine stories— epitaphs from the age of sail. ~ Here, lichen covers, damp as […]

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Volte-face – a poem by Jane Angué

Volte-face Beardless old man’s beard, unflowered honeysuckle, brambles dead in alive above the hillside-cutting path, hanks entwined, scrabbling ivy latched onto sad firs in plantation ranks. On the brink shrugging downy oaks stealing footholds, uninvited also among this lightless throng; stationed along the track, juice-green saucered spurge targets earth space. The black-breached bank sucks in […]

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Gust – a poem by Robert Ford

Gust Only as I reach the bottom of the long slope and embrace the curved limbs of the bridge, does it catch me, in the otherwise stillness, with a sideways swipe, an unexpected blow to the ribs, a setting-off of sleeping neurons, and the car staggers erratically, counterwards for a second, trampling over the regular […]

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Poem with Lines Stolen from Peter Dent – a poem by Rupert Loydell

Poem with Lines Stolen from Peter Dent They’re building new futures over what I saw as mine, territorial claims involving self-pity and a quiet life, events foreshadowed by imaginings and shouted warnings. Self-medication was nothing, a world walking endlessly towards more of the same, seasons going out of fashion as dreams swing this way and […]

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