Inspiration:The inspiration for this poem came, in part, from a book called Tingo which explores non-English words without translation: page 182 has the Thai dress code of colours to wear for good luck on each day of the week. This is coupled with a covid-need to wear masks, also for good luck.
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Made in China, nurtured in London. I parade a toy town in China Town, picking up oranges with exotic names. Fruit sellers with ‘painfully British’ on their passports. I am British, quarter Chinese. [… read more ]
Irene Strange reports on the Southsea Green Community Garden during lockdown, and provides a poem celebrating some of its produce. Whether it is the rainbow colours of the butterflies in the Butterfly House at the Natural [… read more ]