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Akinlabi Peter
Amanda Sington-Williams
A M Gatward
Ayat Ghanem
Bobby Parker
Chuma Nwokolo, Jr.
Dike Okoro
E C Osondu
Katie Metcalfe
Laura Solomon
Mandy Pannett
Michael Larrain
Oge Anyahuru
Terri Ochiagha
Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

 

poetry


THIRD PRIZE WINNER - SENTINEL LITERARY QUARTERLY

POETRY COMPETITION (OCTOBER 2009)

 

Through Dust

By MANDY PANNETT

 

There's a different aura round this street;

pots of flowers in courtyards,

spinners' tales.

 

I'm here, up here, the second to left -

golden haired, intricate,

tarnished.

 

You'd think us identical, sculpted in stone.

Most of the others gaze up at the sky, I

peer down at the ground.

 

It was wildly modern back then -

recitals and colonies, trenches and doves,

the decline of opulent men...

 

Words in my head are revolving like scrolls.

 

Move me

to a different nook,

a water front and a slow white sea.

I should be home.

 

Tell me, is Rome yet famous for geese?

Do trains still pass Chillon's walls?

 

You might look up through the dust at me -

I'm there, on the left;

that angel.

 

 

 

OCTOBER INDEX
EDITOR'S NOTE
DRAMA
ESSAYS & REVIEWS
FICTION
POETRY
COMPETITIONS


Mandy Pannett lives in West Sussex where she is a creative writing tutor. She also supports several local writing groups and runs an Arts Cafe. Her first poetry collection 'Boy's Story' was issued, with original music, as a CD. Two further collections have been published by Oversteps Books - 'Bee Purple' and 'Frost Hollow'. Her work has been widely published in small press magazines and online. She is currently working on a new collection. Her poem, "The God of Allotments" won Third Prize in the Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition (July 2009)


 


 

 

 

 

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