Monthly poem - June 2018


When you're a child
Roses stand guard
Intense as fairy tales
Mysterious as adults
Their hearts taking you down
Slim pipes of ecstasy.


When you're an adult
They talk silently
About love and heartbreak
Twirling their pink and crimson skirts.


When you're old
They rise up
Like your mother and your grandmother Unfolding tenderness
In the points and petals
Forgiving you once again.


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
please email

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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



North Norfolk, monthly poetry workshop
Saturday 16 June 2-4 pm, £12.00
Hindolveston Village Hall
The Street, Hindolveston NR20 5AS

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