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Lesbos

by Liz Trew

summer 2016

Lesbos, where Sappho, slender and passionate
in a light robe leaves us fragments – love-poems
to her daughter, her women, her island… 247 more words

Poetry

Overnight to Beijing

by Elizabeth Trew

In the top bunk I listen to sounds in the dark –
voices far-off and the sleepers’ breathing
over the wheels clickety-clack… 50 more words

Poetry

My Mother's Journey

by Elizabeth Trew

Her first visit to my father’s country
my mother grips the sides
of my uncle’s boat,
steps out holding my arm,
waves and smiles to the family… 109 more words

Elizabeth Trew

Woman of the Ice Age

by Elizabeth Trew

From caves of ice
undertones of snow
tribes of skin

the first woman
carved from a mammoth bone
she becomes

sturdy as bison of the chase… 33 more words

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Fjord

by Elizabeth Trew

Fjord came from a carving of ice
inching slowly down valley
bedrock stoppers her mouth

her long limpid body of water
mingles glacier melt, inlet sea… 62 more words

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Lagoon

by Elizabeth Trew

Each drew new meaning from the waves’ collision.
Sea broke on land to full identity.
                                 Seamus Heaney, Lovers on Aran

 
The land rises and falls… 73 more words

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Theatre of Hearts

by Elizabeth Trew

Hamilton Naki, 1926 – 2005

Remember Hamilton
who rose from gardener
to cleaner of animal cages
to teacher-with-no-training of students and physicians… 115 more words

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