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JUNE

A dry Juneand roses and honeysuckletumble in riotous flowerdown the path, below the gate,in anticipation of drought. They rush slowly(keeping vegetable time)towards the battlefieldof fern and bramblewhich flows,inconclusively,to the cliff edge.Beyond, the sea. The mind takes on the colourof what … Continue reading

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HERE (AND NOW)

Clusters of English “unofficial” roseshave climbed the fence to face the sun.Each in its crimson finery supposesthat it, alone, is the only one. Honeysuckle tangles with its vagrancebramble and lavender, rose and gorse,fills the still air with its golden fragrancethere … Continue reading

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LA BELLE DAME

She filled herself up with roses on which she could dependand invited her boyfriends in;then opened the door at the other end and dropped them into the bin. She shut herself up with her memories,neatly on a shelf,or scattered about … Continue reading

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