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Poets of the Month (& see sample poem below, by Stevie Krayer)

Featured Poets, July 2021 straight to poems
 

Caroline Carver, Sedna the Sea Goddess
Dorothy Baird, It Never Stops
Iris Anne Lewis, Woodland Burial
Jenny Hamlett, The Grey Mare’s Waterfall
Kate Foley, Ga Maar Lekker Slapen
Lynda O'Neill, Double English
Marg Roberts, Praise to the hawthorn on the boundary of Chandos Street car park
Moira Andrew, My mistake
Pat Francis, Steel-Tipped Boots
Stevie Krayer, Agnus Dei
Susan Jane Sims, Bearing Gifts
 

 

Sample poem (selected at random)

from “Mass for the Oort Cloud”
Agnus Dei

Thar she blows!
telltale trace
on the horizon. No
leviathan – behold
the speck of god-dust
that takes away
the weight
of that mighty
unaccounted for
dark mass
(well, maybe). Load
it up with all
your unanswered
questions, scientists!
If only
it could take
away our own
darkness – but
even if we
conscientiously put out
our garbage, there’s
no celestial dustcart
to call; and
where
could it be taken?
Out in that desert
no benign
kites and gulls
wait.
 

Stevie Krayer

Poem published in New Monkey, 2014

 

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