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Thursday, 4 October 2012

A Poem for National Poetry Day

To celebrate National Poetry Day here is a poem from one of the earlier Rack Press pamphlet collections, Inconsequences (2006) by Dai Vaughan who sadly died earlier this year.  Known as a documentary film editor and the author of imaginative and innovative fiction he also wrote poetry and we were very pleased to be able to publish this collection. [It is now out of print.]

Secret Games

Parachute taut,
Torn and tethered
In the tall tree,

The goat nibbling
At the green fern
Where, guardedly,

We hid playing
Infancy’s dear
Misdemeanours  -

And in due time
Thus multiplied
The mimes of fear.

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