Poetry

Common Things

By Barbara Claridge   today by the underpass the jackdaw jabs criss-cross the openfield square by square like police finger tips search long grass juicy with sap between silk stems and butter cups his grey [… read more ]

Poetry

Crisis

By Diana Ashman Pandemic, a crisis planet lockdown, no autonomy or freedom of choice, people frown, authorities put rules into place, isolation, social distancing, life slows to a pace.   As the weeks pass by, [… read more ]

Poetry

Nigra Bamboo

By Maggie Sawkins   We thought the planting of it would enhance our patio garden, but its stems hardened. Now after four years it has obscured the view from the bedroom window.   We have [… read more ]