Poetry

Poetry

It goes on one at a time,
it starts when you care to act,
it starts when you do it again after they said no,
it starts when you say we and know who you mean,
and each day you mean one more.

Marge Piercy

How I Mistook the World for a Cow
Thursday, 04 November 2021 19:47

How I Mistook the World for a Cow

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How I Mistook the World for a Cow by Cathy Dreyer It’s true. I thought the world was a large cow.I used to drain her bulgy dugs most days.But blame the world for this. The world allowedme to believe she was a cow, the wayshe’d moo on cue and squirt…
On watching yet another TV news item about a carefree home care worker
Wednesday, 03 November 2021 09:23

On watching yet another TV news item about a carefree home care worker

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On watching yet another TV news item about a carefree home care worker by Laura Taylor Aww.Aren’t they sweet?Isn’t that lovely?Aren’t they considerate?Beyond the call of duty.Look at him dance.Look at her smile.Isn’t she caring?Isn’t that nice?Isn’t he generous, patient, kind? Makes you feel all warm inside. Isn’t this smiley?Isn’t…
Beautiful as a picket line under a rising sun 
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Wednesday, 20 October 2021 09:18

Beautiful as a picket line under a rising sun 

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Beautiful as a picket line under a rising sun by Fred Voss “Beautiful!”my Lead Man would exclaim as he held an aircraft part I’d cut out of aluminum up into the light of the 10,000-Watt bulbs shining down from the 70-foot-high machine shop ceilingand it WAS beautifulin those days of…
Over Eagle Pond
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Tuesday, 05 October 2021 10:05

Over Eagle Pond

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Organised around beautiful and careful observations of the natural world, Over Eagle Pond avoids the temptations of rage and despair that weaken so much Covid poetry, successfully addressing large, global events via the local and the particular. The accompanying drawings by Martin Gollan are reminiscent of Paul Hogarth and are…
William Blake at the Bridge Hotel: Ten Newcastle Poets
Tuesday, 05 October 2021 10:03

William Blake at the Bridge Hotel: Ten Newcastle Poets

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This new poetry anthology, sponsored and supported by Unison Newcastle City branch and Newcastle Trades Union Council, is edited and introduced by Paul Summers and illustrated with photographs by Dan Douglas. Newcastle, like most cities, has never been short of poetic representations. From the popular gin-house Victorian bards and songsmiths…
How to fast in Ramadan
Monday, 04 October 2021 12:26

How to fast in Ramadan

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How to fast in Ramadan by Catherine Harkness Relocate one Iraqi familyfrom London ona Friday afternoon. Ensure all services are closed,and no friends or family live nearby. Add a Serco flat above a laundrette, with a broken bicycle on the balcony,and dog poo on the stairs. Remember that asylum seekersget…
Capitalism is working
Thursday, 30 September 2021 08:23

Capitalism is working

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Capitalism is working by Mike Jenkins We’re running out of petrolOn the road to oblivion. Food or heat the choiceFor many who are struggling. The sea and the riversHave become our enemies. Thatcher hacked identitiesMany years ago. Talk about North KoreaAs TV fawns over monarchy. We’re paying for vanity railwayAs…
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