Monthly poem - August


I was above ground,
you lay unreachable
in your deep latitude.

The fuchsia on your grave,
its screwed hoods
were all grace and servitude;

it seemed to represent
our love, my gift,
your gratitude.

Blood red,
the drooping heads
hid unforeseen vicissitude

and the higher place
I had to reach
to gain the necessary altitude.


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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Saturday 7 October 2017 2 to 4pm
A monthly Poetry Workshop with Jehane. Come and find out what it's all about at
an informal introductory meeting.
All ages and abilities welcome.
Tea and biscuits.
at Hindolveston Village Hall
The Street, Hindolveston NR20 5AS
To read reviews of my workshops:
Telephone: 01263 860 893
or 020 7485 7703