Monthly poem - May 2020

THE GIRL IN THE PINK DRESS

The girl in the pink dress
is a crayon girl.
She stands perfectly still
in profile, turned to the right.
She has one arm outstretched,
the hand open, towards the ground.
She has dark blue flowers
on her pink crayon dress
and her brown crayon hair
is tied with purple ribbon.
Her skirt is long and stops in a wavy line above her feet.
Blue stripes trim the wide pink sleeves
her wrist and hand come out
from a bell shaped under-blouse.
Her red lip is curled
into a smile;
her eye is looking towards life.
She comes from the cover of Little Women
drawn by a real child.

 

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


house image

Norfolk house: Mary MacCarthy

Stop press

POETRY READING
Jehane Markham & Donald Gardner
Postponed till Autumn

 

16 Sunsets

SIXTEEN SUNSETS
– POETRY MEETS THE BLUES

Click to see review of Sixteen Sunsets
Now available on Spotify

 

Adio poem below the waterline

New Audio poem

Above and Below The Water Line
Click to link to listen

WORKSHOPS

Saturday North Norfolk Poetry Workshops
June / July, (not April)
June 6 / July 4
All welcome
Hindolveston Village Hall
Hindolveston, Dereham, NR20 5FA
2-4pm
£12.00
Tea and biscuits
jm@jehanemarkham.co.uk