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Welcome to SENTINEL LITERARY QUARTERLY

Vol.3. No. 2. January 2010

 


CONTRIBUTORS

POETRY

SECTIONS

Andrew Campbell-Kearsey
Claire Godden-Rowland
Dike Okoro
Dominic James
Emmanuel Sigauke
Mandy Pannett
Noel Williams
N Quentin Woolf
Olu Oguibe
Paul Jeffcutt
Sharma Taylor
Susanna Roxman
W Jack Savage

 

MOON-SEARCH

By

Mandy Pannett

 

Knocking on doors again, Pierrot?

Whatever made you, in cathedral light,

guess that a stranger browsing a book

might know of me, work

in my town?

 

Well I got it, the message you sent via her,

your  How’s it all going? Long time

no see...’

 

You enter my life on such random cues –

a jester declaiming that love is a joke.

Ten years passed by us with never

a word but you phoned on the night

my mother was dying – in God’s name

how did you know?’

 

It all comes back to me too, Pierrot – au clair de la lune –

the moon that shone on  us

aeons ago, you and the rain and the Welsh

seabirds ...

 

Lend me your pen and I’ll write you a song ...

Is that how it goes ...?

 

Pierrot, we have unfinished business but it’s late, too late.

There’s fire but the candles are dead.

 

"Moon-Search" is the Second Prize winning poem in the Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition (January 2010)

 

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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 below, "The God of Allotments" won Third Prize in the Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition (July 2009)
 

JANUARY 2010 INDEX | COMPETITIONS | DRAMA | EDITOR'S NOTE | ESSAYS & REVIEWS | FICTION | INTERVIEWS | POETRY

 

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