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(Poem)

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nominated by: authorburch@yahoo.com

I was in Frome in July to run a poetry workshop for the Frome Festival. Afterwards I meandered through the Saturday antique market and was inspired to write the poem which was commended in the Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry competition 2009. http://www.sentinelpoetry.org.uk/slq2.4/essays/competitionreport.html
Here is the poem.

IN FROME

Above the telescope shop above
the July heat and bustle
of an artisan’s market squeezed
against each wall of its lane
where wheels bump and feet scuffle
on cobbles, a window is open
like a burst blister to the air.
There, a potted orchid jars
against its socket of a room
to look down on us all
with a fading pink puff bloom;
the face of an old lady
whose powdered expression is disdain,
sad certain that her Sunday stillness
of church, silent brick, bees
and best dress will never come again.

Contact Information

name: Graham Burchell
phone: 4401626867382
email: authorburch@yahoo.com
website: www.gburchell.com

address:
Above the telescope shop
Frome
Somerset
EX7 9DY
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