Monthly poem - March 2019

DO NOT GO GENTLE TO
THAT DARK BUS SHED

Do not go gentle to that dark bus shed,
Sound the horn, jam the bell!
Cruise on forever down your route instead.

Though drivers know when their luck has fled,
And the only ding-ding is the old death knell,
Do not go gentle to that dark bus shed.

Good men, great girls, hold the wheel with cred,
Sad feelings rising from a kind of hell,
Cruise on forever down your route instead.

Wild guys with lovers left asleep in bed,
Learnt too late to sing their last farewell,
Do not go gentle to that dark bus shed.

Grave men, grown old with driving to the shed,
Could spit out pearls from oyster shells,
Cruise on forever down your route instead.

C2 in your beautiful box of red,
Curse, bless, me with an ancient spell:
Do not go gentle to that dark bus shed,
Cruise on forever down your route instead.

 

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

To contact
Jehane Markham
please email
jm@jehanemarkham.co.uk

For CV click on link


house image

Norfolk house: Mary MacCarthy

Stop press

16 Sunsets
Sixteen Sunsets - Poetry meets the Blues
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To order a copy of 16 Sunsets email: jm@jehanemarkham.co.uk

 

Events

Five workshops
from February to June 2019
First Saturday of the month
2– 4 Hindolveston Village Hall, NR20 5DF
12.00 per session
Info and booking: jm@jehanemarkham.co.uk

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