'Lament for the Makars', a new poem by Andrew Taylor

Andrew Taylor
Sunday, 08 July 2012

The Internet doesn’t tell me
where they’ve gone, my predeceased
contemporaries. It’s
a lengthening list though the more

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'Grand Canyon', a new poem by Stephen Edgar

Stephen Edgar
Sunday, 08 July 2012

Out on the viewing platform you look down,
From heights of sky
The wind-hit storeys try to scrape,
At this grand canyon of a cityscape

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'Shearing the Rams', a new poem by Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton
Saturday, 07 July 2012

after Tom Roberts


Holding the ram in awkward embrace,
he comprehends gravity while watching
the shearers charge through their task.

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'The Blind Soothsayer', a new poem by Judith Beveridge

Judith Beveridge
Tuesday, 22 May 2012

He tells me a woman more exquisite, more exotic
than any of the luminous objects found in the zodiac,
will come into my life. Yasodhara, I ask? He stays
silent, turns to a farmer and tells him he’ll lose

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legendary discovery by Sigismund Freud
(also known as Golden Sigi)
no other
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'Maze', a new poem by Peter Steele

Peter Steele
Tuesday, 22 May 2012

But wait, there’s more – as when the hummingbird
flies backwards for the hell of it, or
the odd flamingo’s pinkened up by snacking
on blue-green algae. Aeschylus, potted

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'One House', a new poem by Chris Wallace-Crabbe

Chris Wallace-Crabbe
Sunday, 22 April 2012

Empty for years, the house can tell us nothing.
Even though it is a maisonette, ostensibly half of a pair.
The other half is normal, inhabited, has a real dog.
Rubbish gathers here, junk mail overfills the letterbox and droops when rain makes it sodden.

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'Emily Poems', a new poem by John Kinsella

John Kinsella
Sunday, 22 April 2012


Surrounded by the countless dead
And restrained in illness to her bed
The hilltipped winds that seared her face
Made her young as they made her old

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Rooms so familiar
they complete themselves in me –
this darkened hall where the glass cases,

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The answer could only be yes. Or,
(as James would have it) it was a question,
the way she turned back to him
seemed to say, that deserved

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