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

Featured Poets, Feb 2024 straight to poems
 

Ann Segrave, Aviatrix
Christine Vial, “A Flask of Wine, A Book of Verse and Thou… ”
Helen Iris, And Under my Feet
Jenny Hamlett, The Grey Mare’s Waterfall
Kate Foley, Ga Maar Lekker Slapen
Marion Ashton, Skitter of Wings
Nicola Warwick, Muntjac
Stevie Krayer, Agnus Dei
Wendy French, London Dry
 

 

Sample poem (selected at random)

The Grey Mare’s Waterfall

     Kinlochleven
 
Discovered late evening
                the fall
is the colour of a woman’s hair
 
as she strides
                her last few years.
 
This sheer beauty
                offers no pulling back
 
from the uninhibited
                plunge
down vertical rock
 
a snatching of time,
                hurling it
into the pool.
 
If seconds were iron bars
                she could jam
in the cog wheels of a mill
 
she could not keep them,
                against this grey fall.
 
Better to turn away
                climb
one slow, hard step
 
after another towards
                the winter pass
at Lairigmor.
 

Jenny Hamlett

in collection Playing Alice, Indigo Dreams Publishing, 2017;
previously in ARTEMISpoetry Issue 7, 2011
and Words in Air app, 2013

 

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