Monthly poem - August 2019

(august) AUGUST

A lion lies down in the Savannah,
exhausted by the chase.

Car fumes choke our lungs
in the concrete jungle

far from the dry gold
of cornfields, wheat and barley.

Wild beasts lower their heads to drink;
birds fly into the gloom of woods.

Shadows are what we long for:
the cool surrender to 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

To contact
Jehane Markham
please email

For CV click on link

house image

Norfolk house: Mary MacCarthy

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16 Sunsets
Sixteen Sunsets - Poetry meets the Blues
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Poetry Reading Highgate Library
Jehane Markham, Linda Black
and Martina Evans
7pm Thursday 10 October 
Chester Road London N19 5DH
020 7974 4444

Adio poem below the waterline

New Audio poem

Above and Below The Water Line
Click to link to listen


3 Autumn workshops in Norfolk
September 7, October 5, November 2
2-4pm £10
Hindolveston Village Hall
Hindolveston NR20 5DB