Monthly poem - August


The rowan tree tightens its fist
then loosens its grip.
Nettles dally and droop.
Far away, a stream dawdles.
Flies pin the landscape in my room
with a network of take offs and landings.
This is not the time of rose buds
but old summer warmth
and all the golds and greens hanging on
for a little longer, a little longer.


Jehane Markham

Photo of Jehane Markham by Heini Schneebeli

Jehane Markham is a true poet...
her poems glow like impressionist paintings.

Adrian Mitchell

Love wells up out of Jehane Markham's work... it made me cry.
Gillian Allnutt

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Jehane Markham
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York Rise Street Party
Jehane Markham, Natalie Rozario
and Patrick Naylor
Sunday 11 September
Dartmouth Park
London NW5
time tbc