Frances Macaulay Forde

Rookie - 30 Points (Virgo / Born: UK, grew up: Africa, now living: Perth, Western Australia)

Frances Macaulay Forde Poems

41. Ideal Meal 11/9/2004
42. Cinquain - No 5 - Love Me 9/25/2004
43. Cinquain - No 6 - Unloved 9/25/2004
44. The Bar Of Grief 6/28/2003
45. High Court Question 11/10/2004
46. Cinquain - No 2 - Trust 9/25/2004
47. Bar Of Grief 8/8/2005
48. Desertification 8/31/2008
49. Beach Babe 6/28/2003
50. An Aussie Chrissie... 12/15/2005
51. Cinquain - No 1 - Trust 6/28/2003
52. A Found Memory 5/2/2005

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Best Poem of Frances Macaulay Forde

A Found Memory

Fossil: Dry. Smooth? Not smooth - rough.
Light! Weighs nothing. I move my finger
to slip over the top end and find smooth.
A clean cut. A harsh chopping off.

A crack has appeared. It's old,
dirt-encrusted, making the fissure
stand out from the beige of light
and dark mottled skin.

This portion of dead branch has been displaced,
into my warm, clutching hand.
It is bowed, perhaps with the weight
of brilliant blossom in fertile times.

But with age and exile,
the object bears no hint of past profusion.
No scar of leaf or flower....

Read the full of A Found Memory

Cinquain - No 4 - I Love

Tears fall
like rivers of
pain. Rejection will hurt.
Just touch him and say goodbye to
your heart.



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