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Andrew Caldicott poem in Southword 18

 

Andrew Caldicott lives in County Wexford.  His work has appeared in journals in Ireland, the UK and the USA, including The Stony Thursday Book, The Stinging Fly, Crannóg, Moonset, Dawntreader, Shamrock Haiku Journal, Revival, Boyne Berries and West47 Online.  Andrew was selected for the 2010 Poetry Ireland Introductions Series.

 

 

 

 

Play Dough

 

Your hands dance

as they work the play dough,

flattening, stretching, forming

 

the plasticity of your thoughts

into half-solid semi-shapes,

a skein of ideas

 

coiled into a caterpillar

then rolled out again,

kneaded and pinched into a daisy.

 

In its curlicues I trace

the whorls of your mother's fingers,

deft and always busy.

 

Skin is remade,

atoms rehoused

in this flower.

 

 

©2010 Andrew Caldicott

 

 

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