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Marilyn Francis weaves magic.
In this, her first poetry collection, she dodges Manchesterís
serious umbrellas, goes shopping for red rubber gloves, a green ball, pomegranates and a fish. She transports the reader into a world of shared memories and art galleries where the familiar is seen from an oblique angle. Turning the mirror on herself, she dissects the mole-like poetís task with a wry smile and slips into a world where a fly is caught in the drip of a clock.
ĎItís only a pack of cards,í says Alice, but all is not what it seems in this White Rabbit world of dreams.
Turn the pages and two old birds in owlish specs peep back from the depths of the floral chintz, a man fries an egg in the road somewhere off Oxford Street, and cows big as wardrobes dare you to cross.
As surreal as a de Chirico creation perhaps, but this is an
accessible, welcoming book of real-world poems - as real as those red silk slippers from Thailand.
Cover artwork by Paul Francis
red silk slippers
ISBN 978 1 906451 13 4
Hi Linda, and welcome to the forum. You'll find pictures of the launch of this book and details of how to buy it here: http://www.circaidygregory.co.uk/rsslaunch.htm
Glad the back text worked for you, Neil. I've a feeling it may be one I wrote...