Denise Antoni

Rookie (09 June 1959)

Denise Antoni
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Born in Hampshire, United Kingdom. Spent large part of childhood in Malawi. Lived mostly in London and Brighton. Still living beside the sea in West Sussex. more »

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  • Sharon Zwicker (1/12/2013 5:31:00 AM)

    The Winter Garden, is magical. II believe that both of my parents came back to this earth as robins, and when I worry, they always appear. This to be captures my thoughts, and the words create a beautiful picture. Love it.

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Sunrise At Rievaulx

Whorled stone, enwombed in time's green curves.
Along a knotted cord of path

Expectant aconites bloom, trembling white-clad girls
Crouched beside the midwife earth.

Ancient prayer - secret seedpod - in the unregarded hour unfurls
Towards the day of reckoning.

Among the dark snarls of old wood leaves like new tongues uncurl,
Ripen towards the sun's beckoning.

Wind strikes the waiting tinder of trees, flamed to witness
Through the long years, on and on.

Treading this overture of mazed vault and buttress
To hear the matins bell of birdsong, ...

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