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Cathy Whittaker
A new beginning Cathy Whittaker

Off she goes down
the rutted lane
past the farmhouse
to the main road.

At college the students
in their torn jeans
and loose 
paint-stained t shirts
smile at her,

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 third poem, by Cathy Whittaker, is about making a new start with something different - something a lot of people have done during lockdown. You can see the video here.

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Postcard poems online

No poetry postcards this year - but instead, a series of postcard-length poems with videos...

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