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A poem in an instant...

Mel Woodend
Myles Mel Wardle Woodend

New beginnings often start
with an end:
the end of an era,
the end of a life,

the end of a relationship,
a season, a job.
The end of the world's 'normal'
as we know it.

Postcard poems online!

Instead of poetry postcards this year, we will be bringing you a series of postcard-length poems, on the theme New beginnings, with videos of the poets reading them.

Our ninth poem, by Mel Wardle Woodend, celebrates a new birth. You can see the video here.

A poem in an instant
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