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Poets of the Month (& see sample poem below, by Jenny Morris

Featured Poets, July 2024 straight to poems
 

Alison Brackenbury, No
Caroline Carver, Sedna the Sea Goddess
Dilys Wood, Mid-wife
Hilaire , The Sheffield Man
Jenny Morris, The Ring
Katherine Gallagher, Gwen John Swims the Channel
Maggie Norton, Mrs Tennyson is Interviewed in the Morning Room at Farringford
Moya Pacey, Smalls
Nicolette Golding, The Seal Wife
Ruth Hanchett, Fall
Thelma Laycock, Nocturne in blue
 

 

Sample poem (selected at random)

The Ring

This circle’s rolled through many women’s lives.
This working hoop, this noose, this golden band
worn thin, so close to bone, it still survives.
This circle’s rolled through many women’s lives.
A spinning world that loses, shines and thrives
on grandma’s, mother’s, daughter’s thin left hand.
This circle’s rolled through many women’s lives.
This working hoop, this noose, this golden band.
 

Jenny Morris

Poem published in The Oldie

 

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