Monthly poem - February

Prayer
Remember that first dance in twenty o nine?
His silhouette and the waterfall of her shimmering skirt
as they drifted and swung in perfect time.

A beautiful couple, with the world at their feet
and his elegant hand on her bare back,
oh god it was sweet.

Now it's over, and it's sad as hell
as the helicopter rises above the city,
Goodbye Barack, Goodbye Michelle.

January clenched its iron jaws;
whiter than white folk in the ascendancy
and the closing of many doors.

From Alabama to Tennessee
lost souls from the Southern States
progress to Washington DC.

Here's a prayer in the wind:
love thy neighbour from across the world and
let them in.

 

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

To contact
Jehane Markham
please email
jm@jehanemarkham.co.uk

For CV click on link


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Norfolk house: Mary MacCarthy

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Spring 2017
Poetry writing: LOOKING IN, LOOKING OUT
Studio 28, Chocolate Factory 1
5 Clarendon Road
London N22 6XJ
Six week course
Wednesdays 10.30-1pm
February 22 to March 29
£95
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