Sadayo explores the brutality of Afghanistan and our round the clock fascination with the theatre of war. In her poem: The Glimpse of the War Zone, she makes the cleaver simile of military ordinance exploding like a camera lens whose light ‘stretches out’ like a ‘white star.’ The men’s helmeted heads reminds the narrator of a ‘a beetles outer bone.’
I brought in two interconnected sonnets called: Reflections on Absence. These poems are my own thoughts on the 9/11 memorials built in the ‘footprint’ of the Two Towers. This architectural monument was constructed to commemorate the lives of almost three thousand people, murdered by the terrorist attack in New York on September 11th. Cheers everybody for your suggestions they are noted. I will of cause show you the finished poems when I have rewritten them.
Eluned brought in a prose poem she is publishing in Orbis… Well done on that, consensus was that Lodestone was a cool poem. The narrator describes her cat in super-economical detail – each of it’s four lines packed with terse images. The lodestone is a symbol of the magnetic attraction her feline feels for rodents – her angelic cat who is all ‘velvet and eyes.’