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The Great Returning — Living in the Anthropocene Age

Death On The Day of Remembrance

by Leona Graham on 11 November, 2015

in Poesie

11 November 2015


Death shall have its dominion

After all is said and done

Year on year we remember more


Clearly as the leaves fall

Between the headstones

Drifting down centuries


Of endless war, as babies drown

On Mediterranean shores

And the rape of Syria


Wearies the world

In its cocoon before climate

Change wakes us all from


The Sleep of Us Undead.

But the woman my humanity

Holds me to be, has hope


Though not in my lifetime

Perchance sometime

A young girl will dance


Where once Death stalked

Will sing where Blood spilt

In Her Life we shall be reborn.








Poem in Autumn: NeverLand of Now

by Leona Graham October 17, 2015 Poesie

17 October 2015 For Frank Bowman   Decline of civilization imaged in fall of fig leaves Perchance its endgame in my garden of delights The fruit too small to eat, but no biblical intent And beauty yes, in annual riot of growth and colour   As Syria tumbles down and her human offspring Scatter in […]

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How My Garden Grows

by Leona Graham June 4, 2015 Poesie

  4 June 2015, Cambridgeshire, UK   Well, to start with We must rescue speaking plants From dumb nurseries   Then they take charge Overmuch, methinks, maybe But follow the clues   The new russet Japanese maple The pink-blue hydrangea Debate with ancient yellow irises   Reborn old-fashioned lilac Recovers beside traditional eternally Rebirthed fuschsia, […]

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Running As One: for Jere, Master Runner

by Leona Graham January 23, 2015 Poesie

from AT HOME IN BELL BUCKLE, Poems by Leona Elen (1996) (published in Bell Buckle, TN, USA 1996 by The Brideswell Press) Reprinted here In Memoriam to Jere Hall (d. 2015)   Do you remember, brother, how we knew this land by foot? Before horses ran among us, before we wore the boot? The trackways […]

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by Leona Graham January 14, 2015 Observations of Homo Sapiens

14 January 2015   Back and forth The sound of racisms exchanged Hopes and fears Mixed messages Stupidity Crossed With some eloquence Hypocrisy Dirty linen flying in the breeze Of consumerist streets Flags and signs and pens aloft Crowds and mobs and marching   We can either Be Je Suis ou Je Ne Suis Ou […]

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Season’s Greetings

by Richard Elen December 18, 2014 Poesie

Our Christ­mas e-card this year. We wish you a great hol­i­day sea­son and a peace­ful and happy 2015!

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In November: Death and Anniversary

by Leona Graham November 28, 2014 Poesie

In between the 24th and the 27th A death and an anniversary A mother and a marriage A letting go, a remaking   In the dark time, the fog deep, The air damp, visibility down, Smell of earth and decay Still digesting death In Memoriam: Florence Boyd-Graham

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Launch of Marianna Lines’ Sacred Scotland: A Guide to Scotland’s Ancient Sites and Sacred Places

by Leona Graham November 10, 2014 NEWS

I am pleased to be able to tell you about the new book from our friend Mar­i­anna Lines. An author­ity on ancient sites, espe­cially in Scot­land where she lives, Mar­i­anna is also a tal­ented artist.  The Traveller’s Guide to Sacred Scot­land is pub­lished by Gothic Image in Glastonbury. The Traveller’s Guide to Sacred Scot­land A […]

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After Dylan Thomas, from An English Garden on Beltane Eve, 2014

by Leona Graham April 30, 2014 Poesie

  Mind clusters, garden roots green and glowing Thick in my throat, memories of times forward Fernhill potent, wordstruck, clambering tendrils   Eyepools of happiness, yellow eyed feral beasts We sing in our chains, claws intact As animals go extinct, we cry stop no more   Down the long haul, towards all our deaths We […]

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Listening to Los Incas

by Leona Graham March 19, 2014 Uncategorized

Listening to Los Incas Poet panpipes Take me away To the High Andes… To another time Another place… Where imagined goodness May have reigned But no, where’er we look Blood and the business of life Bursting bounds of So called civilisation We must peer into the heart of The Matter, where we lie On our […]

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