Monthly poem - October 2019


This beautiful October
Trees shake off auxiliary frills
Flakes of gold leaf
And we hold our heads in despair
Feeling the loss of common solidarity
As a deep primal grief
This beautiful October
Bring me a bottle of Beaujolais wine
I don’t want to stay sober
While they push us over the line
I’d rather side with Mrs. Merkel
Than raise the Union Jack
When they pull the stars out of the circle
So give me a ticket to ride
On one of those European trains
To a beautiful city where I can hide
On the night of All Souls
They are selling England’s for ill-gotten gains
And like the wheels going down the track
I just want to remain, I just want to remain.


Jehane Markham

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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.
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