is the colour of sunrise over Castle Hill in a town called ‘little fort of the fishes’, my Welsh wool coat, with its too-short sleeves, its dense weave of water-blues, the pinks of the sun gripping the brink of the horizon, trying to rise…   Amy Wack recently published work in Long Poem Magazine and […]
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Cave Songs

Paul Henry

PUBLISHED ON: 07/05/19

CATEGORY: Poetry

Cat, you’ve caught me inland sending you this faint light from Gounod’s old torch. I am inside the limestone cave where a white fish survived on darkn …

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Camera Obscura

Tracey Rhys

PUBLISHED ON: 07/05/19

CATEGORY: Poetry

Everything is backwards in the dark room. The pale disc at the centre is a moon before the pastel cars and buses become clear. The roads are familiar …

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Straw Dolly

Tracey Rhys

PUBLISHED ON: 07/05/19

CATEGORY: Poetry

At night, the seamstress, her needles plucked from a leather wallet, comes to sew me up. Mouth and nose, eyes and legs, perineum – flower name… …

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Who Will You Believe, Isabel?

Francesca Bratton

PUBLISHED ON: 07/05/19

CATEGORY: Poetry

Still his silent bride will come to sweeten the austere outrage… Francesca Bratton lives in York and has work forthcoming or published in Agenda, St …

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Firebird

Deryn Rees-Jones

PUBLISHED ON: 07/05/19

CATEGORY: Poetry

(in memory of Julia Damassa Tobin, 1966–2018) Do you remember, Julia, that night you found me on Lonpobty without keys? Midnight, drunken midnight, st …

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Ivy

Rhys Milsom

PUBLISHED ON: 07/05/19

CATEGORY: Poetry

Terracotta pots, full of flowers: dead, some alive. They’re in the same place as last year. Perched on these wooden tables, slats separating the nails …

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Unspoken II

Kittie Belltree

PUBLISHED ON: 07/05/19

CATEGORY: Poetry

A secret fell from a seventh-floor window – flung out in a frenzied exchange. As it plummeted, incidents from its life raced across the face of the mo …

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This Muted Shade

Rachel Carney

PUBLISHED ON: 07/05/19

CATEGORY: Poetry

She smiles back at me, waiting for the brush to tone her down, to fill her in, to fill her out. If only she could see this muted shade, this frail bei …

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Mothering Song

Rebecca Parfitt

PUBLISHED ON: 07/05/19

CATEGORY: Poetry

Since you’ve gone, the rosebuds have opened, the birds that ate from our feeder have raised their young, the ivy has stretched its arm further, hugs t …

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