Maureen McManus

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Maureen McManus
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Irish writer living in Prague.
McManus has had poems published in many small magazines in the UK and Ireland, including, Tall Lighthouse Review, Poetry Nottingham International, Orbis, Chanticleer, tHe sHop etc. Her play, The Ladies Cage, was staged in London at the Finborough Theatre, and the Manchester Royal Exchange in 2007. more »

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Like Christmas

Your voice on the phone was like holly
spiky with red berries,
like Christmas white
feathery snow and cold brightness;
the sound of bells on a horse drawn sled,
a cinnamon stick of hard sweetness,
the prick of a sharp thin conifer leaf,
the crisp cold heights of a slope,
territory of the sublime
a white-out dry-out heaven
on the line.

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