The moon!
First pale, chalky white
rising above a pink sky

and the city below
grey boxes and slim cranes
spotted with red dots

and the windows of the high rise buildings
looking as if they were
on fire from

the sun sinking below the trees
in the west
leaving a huge orange glow

and the moon
glowing with an inner
significance like a cream circle

of oil paint
spherical and huge
a plate of pearly light

rising above the heath
and the roof tops
of London town.


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 MacCarth

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My Life in Five Poems
A video recording for the Electric Medway online Festival with Natalie Rozario on cello.


16 Sunsets


Click to see review of Sixteen Sunsets
Now available on Spotify


Adio poem below the waterline

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poem on Twitter


New Audio poem:

Above and Below The Water Line
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