Monthly poem - July 2018

Strawberry Jam

The making of it:
the stained old apron,
the attentive gaze,
the beautiful, capable hands.

Volcanic bubbling,
hot springs of wet sugar,
lumpy strawberries
sparring in the open pan.

Oh stir the jam
mother of mine
and skim the scum
with a metal spoon

then ladle it in
to the scalded jars;
seal and label
the darkened fruit

and onto the bread
so soft and white
lay it thick
like a wound of love.


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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Jehane Markham and Donald Gardner
Voices from the floor
Fourth Friday at the Poetry Café
23 November 8pm £8/6
22 Betterton Street
London Wc2H 9BX
020 7420 9888



Autumn North Norfolk, workshops
September 22 / October 13 and November tbc.

Poetry Picnic for workshop students
Saturday 14 July 2-4pm
Hindolveston Village Hall/Orchard