Mary MacRae’s second collection
published Aug 10 by Second Light Publications. See order form (pdf file) for discount offers
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We have been running our online Poem of the Month Competition for 10 years, enabling us to feature just a small number of our members’ poems on the home page and an even smaller number to join our digital archive.
We’d like all of our members to have the opportunity to be featured on the home page in some way and so, from November 2017, we are replacing the Poem of the Month Competition with ‘Poems of the Month’. Near the beginning of each month we will post a new list on the home page of the names of those members featured, with a single link to a page where their poems are gathered together.
We will still invite recordings of poems for our digital archive but these will be selected from poems by members which have been published in Second Light anthologies or in ARTEMISpoetry.
Walked by your river this morning.
Sunless. Clouds longed to let go
their rain. Boats clung
to their moorings. Cafés closed.
Ward windows struggle to bring in
trees and sky – your river
too far away.
You lie in bed, soft-skinned
downy arms by your sides,
hair wispy as a dandelion clock,
whitely transparent, face bone-cheeked.
Your ‘yeses’ are baby birds,
tiny attempts to fly out
of your mind into mine. Your eyes
speak. You open your mouth
to be fed. Wait. Clamp it shut.