Author Archives: Jan Dean

About Jan Dean

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Despot

hoarding the bread was not a good idea black mould blue-green penicillium the walls however were inspired so many seeking shelter so many flocking in and now I have them all the lost baffled………..mazed and mine Jan Dean Advertisements

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Poem with illustration.

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Yellow Warning

sky melts pelts and helter skelts roads river drains spout streamspit surge and gutterspill down down down now soilsilt slithers fields edge under hedge fillditch flowthick redrun clayslips sheen and sheet waterrope Axe roars in narrows before the burst to … Continue reading

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First snow

first tonguetip flakemelt …..white freckling the blue night so she whirls across the hill …..dances is a blizzard of light …..in this joy of firstness this coming …..was always coming delight or disaster …..welcome it

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Mammoth Tasks, Or – Why The Mammoth Became Extinct.

Eat grass. Eat more grass. Rub tusks on tree trunk. Eat grass. Make huge hairy trumpeting noise With my lovely mammoth trunk – Attract beautiful lady mammoth Make mammoth music together, Make baby mammoths, So that mammoth kind will never … Continue reading

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she paints the many-petalled poppy

I’ve been guest blogger on a friend’s site: O is for Georgia O’Keeffe, Artist, #AtoZ Challenge 2017

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Vigil

in the partial light of candles we imagine a garden branches delicate with thin spring leaves invite us in but the candles are too tall too stand up straight to be those men slumped that night they were not flames … Continue reading

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