Thursday, 19 June 2008

In Memoriam

Edith Emma Cantrell


My Mother, Much Missed


28th May 1930 to 19th June 2008

To the woman who not only brought me into this world, but bequeathed to me the joy of books and words. She was a poet herself, but since she wrote only for the pleasure of it, my two sisters and I didn't learn of this creative pursuit until well into our own adulthood.

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Head This Off

Headless

By Mark Cantrell


If you can keep your head
When all around you
Are losing theirs,
Why,
Then, you must be
The axe man,
For it is easy
To remain sanguine,
When yours is not the neck
Resting
On the block...


Mark Cantrell,
Stoke-on-Trent,
1 March 2008


Copyright © March 2008. All Rights Reserved.

Category: POETRY

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