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Toffee Apple Fair – Childhood Poem

Candyfloss was the obvious choice, but I was no obvious child. I was as mild as the mown down grass in the school grounds where my legs tanned.

Thoughts on The Lifeboat Shed

A Poem by Katherine GallagherAs a poet, I am continuously looking to develop my craft, and I find...

Shell – Poetry of Seashores

This shell could never have lived on a beach, its skin like the inside of coconut, curls, only mimics the movement of rock-pool water.

Leaf – A Poem for New Year

Take a leaf, walk its lifelines with your fingers. Make its shape with your hands, its perfect oval an alternate world.

Mistletoe Kisses – Christmas Poem

You said it was parasitic, feeding off trees, mimicking snow, rolled by the elves into crystal balls, masking the cold resistance of berry fists.

Winter Life – Snow Poem

Angel cold, the wet-nosed rain became a crochet shower - star-shaped, bon-bon powdery, tentative, childlike, shy and soft.

Shiver – Storm Poem

The wind soothsays in the key of G, sighing, I match my tone to his. In our duet I hold out strong, harmonise . . .

Cat Shadow – Halloween Poem

A cat is a witch's companion of choice.  A cat is also a household pet.  Both identities sit at ease within the animal's elegant...

Paths – Poetry of Seasons

'Paths' is a poem about that crossover time between autumn and winter; for me, characterised by falling yellow leaves and the appearance of chestnuts...