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Remembrance Anthology

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Poems for Remembrance Sunday – Remembrance Anthology.

Poet Laureate

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Letters from the Great War

Dunham Massey 2014

Mother, we have plenty of good food here
was his first lie, though parcels came sometimes
with cake, fags, dry socks.

I hope I will get leave soon, so I can
come and meet our daughter for the first time,
wrote the officer when leave was withdrawn.

I am not afraid, mum, not with all my mates
going over the top with me in the morning.
He was killed soon after, his body never found.

We sing songs in our trench every night, dad.
Glad I took my mouth organ like you said.
It keeps our spirits up a treat.

I could not be in a better place, darling,
wrote the officer from hospital, keeping
the amputation quiet for now.

These letters displayed a hundred years on,
as fresh as when first scratched out in ink,
still lie to readers, as we…

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Book Launch – Pull of the Earth by Jenna Plewes

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On June 6th I attended Jenna’s Book Launch for her latest collection ‘Pull of the Earth’, published by Indigo Dreams. I bought my copy before the launch and resisted the temptation to delve right in. I wanted to hear the selected poems first hand.

Pull of Earth ‘Pull on the Earth’ includes lots of poems about her travels, I only hope I see some parts of her world one day. It was an enjoyable launch. Her main launch took place in St. John’s Church at the weekend, but clashed with me working for WWM.

Pull of the Earth is published by Indigo Dreams and is available for £8.99 + P&P

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This collection is a celebration of the natural world. It falls into two sections, a series of poems that explore the poet’s reactions to travelling to ‘places where your spirit soars’ and a second section that examines the small and unremarkable things around her and illuminates them.

In the first section she gives the reader binoculars and takes them across the world and in the second half she gives them a magnifying glass to look at the world under their feet.  

  © 2016 Indigo Dreams

You can read a selection of Jenna’s poetry on the Indigo Dreams website (link above), or by exploring Jenna’s webpage http://jennaplewes.com/

Jenna Plewes

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