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Nowhere to go but on

A film poem The poem is a Cento, a traditional form in which a new poem is made by splicing together lines from published poems. It was created quickly, I didn’t give myself time to work out the meanings of the source poems, but skimmed through them and picked out the lines that resonated....

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Fish

The other morning I noticed a fish in my garden.I thought, what was a 3-foot-long dead fish doing among the bushes and trees?But he wasn’t dead.He was looking around. I am sure gills work only in water, but somehow he breathed.His silvery scales shone bluish and pinkish in the sun.He was fat,...

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Global Warming

I dipped my hair into the sea.When I pulled it outIt had grown by many yards and was curly. Hanging on to every waveWere crabs, starfish, brown kelp, yellow kelp,Jellies with stingers and without,And one open-eyed, open-mouthed scaly fish. The water from my hair dripped on the ground, which...

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Time of frost

Coming down the hill, saw in hand,I am dragging the limbs of the fallenAcross the bent wire, over the ditchAnd home.Rime gathers on the stones. I will kneel.A fire will rise where I strike the gauze.The world is mine, yet at its edgesSpreads a colour like Judgement.There is a drop of dark in the...

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