Monthly poem - February 2018


February is a green month,
a baby sweetness
about its bare shoulders.

All the beginnings of hope
in its clean, spare landscape:
a slight twist of hunger

in its empty fields,
the enclosed memory of stones.
Under the hedge,

a tremble of snowdrops.
Sunlight making a plaid of gold,
wind and smoke.

Ivy shimmies round the hawthorn;
this is happiness,
the smell of earth.


Jehane Markham

Photo of Jehane Markham by Heini Schneebeli

Jehane Markham is a true poet...
her poems glow like impressionist paintings.

Adrian Mitchell

Love wells up out of Jehane Markham's work... it made me cry.
Gillian Allnutt

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Jehane Markham
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Norfolk house: Mary MacCarthy

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Pentameters Theatre
celebrating 50 years
Remembering Camden Voices
Jehane Markham, Jane Kirwan,
Mimi Khalvati and Brian Docherty
Monday 29 January at 8pm, £5

Pentameters Theatre
celebrating 50 years
Jehane Markham, Donald Gardner
and Mary O'Donnell
Monday 5 March at 8pm, £5
Both events:
above The Horseshoe Pub
28 Heath Street
London NW3 6TE
020 7435 3648

Torriano Meeting House
Jehane Markham and Donald Gardner
Sunday 18 February at 7.30pm, £5/4
99 Torriano Avenue
London NW5 2RX
020 7267 2751


Poetry in the Making
Hindolveston Village Hall
Norfolk NR20 5AS
Saturday 3 February,
10 March and 7 April
2-4pm, £12

'Thank you for your inspiring workshop last Saturday in Hindolveston.' 
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