Poem

'Reflections on "Charon"', a new poem by Fay Zwicky

Fay Zwicky
Saturday, 27 April 2013

Twelve noon Monday, 38 degrees and rising.
The phone’s rung twice
and someone else has fallen off
the twig while military files of micro-

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'Diary Poem: Uses of Cosiness', a new poem by Jennifer Maiden

Jennifer Maiden
Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Emboldened by sharing, briefly, the same
publisher as Frieda Hughes, I looked up
an article on her latest collection, found
a photo of her living room, which seemed

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Camperdown’s for dogs,
Friday evening in the park off Church Street

a barefoot man
carries a plank:

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'Early to Bed', a new poem by Clive James

Clive James
Monday, 25 March 2013
Old age is not my problem. Bad health, yes.
If I were well again, I’d walk for miles,
My name a synonym for tirelessness.
On Friday nights I’d go out on the tiles:
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'Life Cycle of the Eel', a new poem by Sarah Holland-Batt

Sarah Holland-Batt
Monday, 11 March 2013

A flash like silver cufflinks
ribbons off into river grass:
a fluid lick of nickel,
the sidle and slather of eel.

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'Sorrowful', a new poem by Jennifer Compton

Jennifer Compton
Thursday, 07 March 2013

The house is up for tender and will be sold.
Houses always sell
– in the end. Even if it is
for the land. Smoking out or treading down
the haunts takes three days, or even longer.

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'A Denizen', a new poem by Les Murray

Les Murray
Saturday, 02 March 2013

The octopus is dead
who lived in Wylies Baths
below the circus balustrade
and the chocked sea tiles.

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'Fragile Pranks', a new poem by Emma Lew

Emma Lew
Tuesday, 29 January 2013

I left anyway, in spirit
dreamed I was living my own life
my mind was on exits, I tried to buy the truth
some nights until I ran out of dark

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'Brother', a new poem by John Kinsella

John Kinsella
Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Searching for his crowd
out of the silence of the cloister,
black robes tousled by the nor’-wester,
first bite of heat caught on the brim

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'Tide: My Father’s Dementia', a new poem by Mike Ladd

Mike Ladd
Thursday, 25 October 2012
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