|Escape of the Lammas Hireling||
I thought when he married her all would be well,
felt her loneliness knit with his own.
But she died giving birth, and yes there were rumours
This instead. The new man gone
|Miss Roberta Frost and The Owls||
She’s so used to being acquainted with each night
All she hears is the pad of shoes as her feet
Somewhere in the family,
When we buried Grandma,
But that bloke?
But where was he from?
Was it hired,
But to turn up
There’s a sound like cows. Deep, mournful lowing.
Then, at last, you come. You slide from me,
In Dream Catcher 34 we we continue to feature a wide range of eclectic writing and our search for striking art. John Creighton’s stunning cover for DC 34 is a fitting introduction to the diverse mix of poems, prose, images and reviews within. We move from Hannah Stone and Andy Humphrey on the bittersweet taste and scent of love and loss to Norman Harrington’s celebration of everyday charisma. On the way there are lunches with a duke, a day out with the dead in Scarborough, the Ring of Brodgar, a two-wheeled contest of speed, Vietnam voices and Judgement Day. Judith Wilkinson translates Menno Wigman. Roger Harvey considers the sources of Mary Shelley’s imagination and there are reviews of recent books by Peter Knaggs, Joanna Ezekiel, Brian Blackwell, Robin Lindsay Wilson, and Ustaz Fitrah. Well worth a look.
In this issue we review books by Peter Knaggs, Joanna Ezekiel, Brian Blackwell, Robin Linday Wilson, and Uztaz Fitrah.