Monthly poem - December 2019


December is when the darkness comes
filling the window panes
pushing the curtains apart
with a wash of black.

Shops spill light upon the street
and in our childhood memories
Father Christmas is bent low
over his heavy sack.

December is when the flowers sleep
and the Snow Queen wakes up
ready for the long white days ahead
she does not look back.


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
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Norfolk house: Mary MacCarthy

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