Bringing the Baby Home by Carmen Marcus

Many thanks to Carmen for donating this poem, which is a beautiful meditation on one of the biggest changes anyone can experience - those first days of new parenthood. On 30 June, Carmen will be performing more poems about the 'fourth trimester' period of motherhood at a very special pecha-kucha cabaret Deranged Poetesses : Mothers, as … Continue reading Bringing the Baby Home by Carmen Marcus

Saltburn Pier With My Mother by Jo Colley

Saltburn Pier with My Mother Your feet and my feet on the weathered boards, your arm in mine. The stick keeps you upright in the northern breeze, while the salt air uncovers the woman I once knew. Years and cares blown from your face as you drink in the view, recall all the oceans of … Continue reading Saltburn Pier With My Mother by Jo Colley