I ... entered the poem of life, whose purpose is ... simply to witness the beauties of the world, to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

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24 July 2017

July Nights: Sequence

July nights
darkness brings a chill
I’m alone

I huddle
into my jacket
deny cold

turn on light 
and warmth to cancel

five years ago, still
I shiver

(It's winter in Australia – and time for my 'anniversary reaction'.)


  1. There is a heartbeat in this. So real.

  2. Things seem short of a standstill but just!


  3. Five years have gone by so quickly. I like what Martin says, about the heartbeat in this poem. So true.

  4. Yes, beautifully penned, Rosemary. Your feelings are palpable..