The Writers’ Cafe Magazine – ISSUE 14 “Frost and Dew”

The Writers' Cafe Magazine

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Stone Unhinged
by Peter J. King
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Spring Frost in Churchill, Oxfordshire

by Peter J. King

Sunlight thickens on the tower
that stands outside my window;
I can almost feel the limestone soaking up
the heat, like toast absorbing butter.

But on the village green that’s shadowed
by the church, the grass is white
with morning frost, and dogs and walkers
leave their trails of darkened prints.

A sudden squall of hail, and then again
the sun. Behind the tower, watery but clear,
a rainbow links the hills to either side.
Jackdaws rise together, scatter,
sliding down the icy air and up again,
out of the shadow, into warmer heights.

I shiver slightly, reaching for a log
to place upon the waning fire, and
think about the Earth’s slow, teasing orbit.

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Frosty Sequel
by Peter J. King

Now, having paused, I must be quick.
I give my…

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The Writers’ Cafe Magazine – ISSUE 14 “Frost and Dew”

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