Monthly poem - September 2019

i.m. Olive Dehn 29.9.1914-31.3.2007

Michaelmas daisies
milk the air with mauves
so that butterflies rest
their rusty wings
holding back the dark
with velvet hinges

and my mother comes in,
holding flowers,
the late ones,
asters, crocosmia, nasturtiums,
and she holds back the dark
with her stories, her hands, her mind.

September twenty nine,
the day Archangels feast against
the curse of winter
and the long nights’ increase.
The clues that she left me
almost always rhyme.


Jehane Markham

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