Philippa Lane

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A war baby, Philippa Lane was born in Chichester, West Sussex, England on March 7,1941. Her only vivid memory of early childhood in South-East England is the sound of Nazi missiles (doodlebugs) cruising overhead en route for the threatened destruction of London. If one were shot down, as occasionally might happen, it could explode horribly cl ...
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Purple is afraid
it scuttles into corners
on all fours
it reeks
Blue floats and hovers
it never comes to rest
its scent is distant bonfires
its touch moth-breath
Yellow is the sun of childhood
the certain day
the fine silk strands
of youthful years
Autumn Leaves
we rake them into pyramid pyres,
our satisfaction glowing like the flame
with which we light them.
Breakfast On A Psychiatric Ward
'Does anyone know how to make
a bed without fitted sheets? ,
the princess asked,
as she wafted down


Willa T Olivier 01 April 2005
Philippa: About your poem 'Disappointment' - You are very skilled at expressing in words actual emotional experiences. Your poem evoked a hazy echo in my spirit of that dull thud. Bravo. Willa
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Peter A. Crowther 27 February 2005
I have greatly enjoyed all of your poems. Lovely imagery.
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