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Olga Dermott-Bond
Everything that has become summer Olga Dermott-Bond

It is so long
since I’ve stood
with my toes just behind
that yellow line,


felt my body pulled
like a curtain through
an open window
as a train pushes past;


Postcard poems online!

Instead of poetry postcards this year, we will be bringing you a series of postcard-length poems, on the theme New beginnings, with videos of the poets reading them.

Our final poem, by Olga Dermott-Bond, looks at the new beginnings heralded by a train journey. You can see the video here


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