Monthly poem - July 2020

JUNE DON’T GO

June don’t go
you mean that much to me
the hope of stretching time
forward and back
the space between day and night
morning wakes me with a wash of light

Hayfields, poppies, my mother’s poems

Keeping busy is
getting in the way
of pain and loss
I am your servant
you are the boss
instructing me
to do first this
then that
anything but
wear the mourner’s hat

Borage, honeysuckle, lovers from the past

Grief deferred is a gift that’s lost
the words that Eavan Boland
lightly tossed to her hungry readers
and I want to speak to you of love
but it’s in the can
no going back to begin again.

 

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

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poem on Twitter

 

New Audio poem:

Above and Below The Water Line
Click to link to listen

 

WORKSHOPS

Saturday North Norfolk Poetry Workshop
July 4
All welcome
Hindolveston Village Hall
Hindolveston, Dereham, NR20 5FA
2-4pm
£12.00
Tea and biscuits
jm@jehanemarkham.co.uk