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Bryony Partridge

Updated: Tue, 16 Aug 2022 10:52 am

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Brighton-based poet, keen to read and hear new work, share my own and connect with the wider poetry community.


Glad I moved here. I’m deeply in love With where I live. If I never walk down the aisle Or craft a child in this womb My heart will still be full Of the crush I have On the dreamcoat of terraces That ride up and down the hills And the crunchy aural morning ablutions Of seagulls egging each other on. My stomach would still freewheel At the legacy of hedonism That is the mortar of this town. The drumbeat of artistry And the alleyways – late to rise but Full of the echoes of falling change And nests of temptation My pupils will always dilate Over the spotless lemon blue summer evenings That languish over the downs Painted onto my face like ripe paint And – saliently - the abrupt, wet spirit of us all Non-negotiably pulsing iron Or lying in absolute stillness Spooned by the shore. This town, like the hills shook out their doormat Towards the water and made Eden With what came out. I run into its arms Like a thumb through dough.

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Tommy Carroll

Thu 10th Nov 2022 16:59

Thank you Bryrony re "I saw you standing there"
Your generous words do make me think.

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Bryony Partridge

Wed 17th Aug 2022 09:19

Have just seen how prolific you are Tom, plenty of your back catalogue for me to work through 🙂 And very true re: the joy of poetry as memories to revisit.

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Tue 16th Aug 2022 23:34

Hi Bryony, welcome to WriteOutLoud! Thanks for your comment on 'Greenland', was a bit of an experiment that one but I'm glad you enjoyed.

As for what you said about 'Untitled Pillows' that's one of the joys of writing poetry; bottling up those bittersweet or somewhat uncanny memories and then being able to revisit them if you choose. Looking forward to reading more. 😀

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Bryony Partridge

Tue 16th Aug 2022 12:00

Thanks for the welcome! I’m excited to have found the WOL community and connecting with great people and words 😊

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keith jeffries

Tue 16th Aug 2022 11:06

Welcome to WOL. I am very impressed with the poem on your profile. I look forward to reading more of your work. On this site you will meet many good people and examples of fine poetry.

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