Sheena Blackhall Poems

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1.
Of Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes (3 Poems)

In Memory of Sylvia Plath Hughes

The Black Prince of Paradise brought you to this place,
Where Cromwell's Ironsides were bread and buttered,
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2.
2 Prison Poems

The Cat o Nine Tails
Stretched on a frame in the bathhouse
Ankles and wrists lashed hard
Rab the cat was sentenced
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3.
The Address Remembers

The door remembers
the layers of bottle green paint
the brass-bulled letterbox
the glittering granite steps
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4.
Emigration Stone

Great grandfather stood like a stone
As the ship crossed the horizon
To dropp off the world as he knew it
His shovel beard, his barrel chest
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5.
Views From A Window

Please don't disturb the crane fly on the window
She is watching a leaf dance solo in autumn's ballet

Bitten by the cold, a grey dog soft as wormwood
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6.
Flying With Falcons

Have you ever boarded a flight with the dread
Of the passenger next to you snoring his head
Off, or maybe a toddler who's teething & raging
And dribbling, and drooling and loudly rampaging?
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7.
Katy The Crocodile (39 Scots Bairn Poems)

1. HOOLET

I am the hoolet in the tree
I like moosies fur ma tea
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8.
Easter Massacre, Sri Lanka

Three blasts in quick succession in Colombo
Three hundred murdered, wiped away at once
500 injured, families blown apart
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9.
Of Auschwitz (7 Poems)

1.Shoe-Case, Auschwitz

Clogs, boots and shoes built to the skies
They stun the mind and glut the eyes
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10.
When The Earth Diesx

When the Earth Dies
When the earth dies,
All that will be left
Will be a table with no picnic
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