Monday, 14 May 2018

A poem by Julie Sampson

Piano lesson

to Keep time
she struggles
to time Keep
her ticking piano
teacher says
you keep running with the quavers you
Must Not
rush your Bach
the crotchets
need a steady beat
keeping time, the pulse

is like a walking man along the regular street
beat beat Beat

Julie Sampson's poetry has recently appeared in a variety of magazines, including, Shearsman, Ink Sweat and Tears, The Journal, The Algebra of Owls, Molly Bloom, The Poetry Shed, The Lake, Poetry Space and Amethyst Review. Shearsman published her edition of Mary Lady Chudleigh; Selected Poems, in 2009 and her full collection, Tessitura, in 2014. A non-fiction manuscript on the subject of Devon Women Writers was short-listed for The Impress Prize, in 2015 and a pamphlet, It Was When It Was When It Was has recently been published by Dempsey and Windle.

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