Monthly poem - January 2018


Janus, the king of kings,
Gatekeeper and opener of doors,
The dawn of all things.
From this month onward you count down the days:
What is to come and what went before.
Two-faced as ever, you are looking both ways:
Between the sun and the moon,
All our days are measured in calendars, not coffee spoons.
Janus, father of time and the coins you dispense
Pile up the hours and the shillings and pence.
Gatekeeper to heaven, janitor on this earth,
Make this January as good as the gold in your purse.


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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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

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