Monthly poem - March 2020

COUNTRY AIR

Missing the flowers in my garden
an empty space
somewhere inside me moves around
like a glob of oil;
no south westerly blowing through
the oaks down the green lane.
No weeds to pull from the sweet country soil.

Feeling the loss of little lampshades,
forked tongues that curl and poke,
the spots and drapery of elves and fairies;
the green shoots, the green shoots,
that rise from the earth
like a kiss on the throat

The plane trees of London
with their snakeskin bark,
stewards of the street,
protect us like old professors
as shadows catch our hands and feet.
But the far away hills of green velvet
are what I want to stroke.

 

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


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Norfolk house: Mary MacCarthy

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POET'S CORNER
with me, March 7 and 21
and April 4 at 12pm
fortnightly readings and discussion and music
on 96.5fm and Maritime Radio⁦
@maritimeLDN⁩

POEMS, SONGS and LETTERS
for International Women’s Day

Sunday 8 March at 3pm
Torriano Meeting House
99 Torriano Avenue NW5 2RX
FREE
organised by eccentricactor.co.uk

POETRY READING
Jehane Markham & Donald Gardner
Sunday 10 May at 7.30 pm
Torriano Meeting House
99 Torriano Avenue NW5 2RX
£5/4 according to pocket
Readers from the floor welcome

 

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 March / May / June / July, (not April)
March 14 / May 2 / June 6 / July 4
All welcome
Hindolveston Village Hall
Hindolveston, Dereham, NR20 5FA
2-4pm
£12.00
Tea and biscuits
jm@jehanemarkham.co.uk