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Frances Spurrier

Updated: Wed, 11 Mar 2015 02:59 pm

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Frances writes and reviews poetry. Her first collection 'The Pilgrim's Trail' was published by Cinnamon Press in 2014 after winning first prize in their collection competition. Frances is Reviews Editor for Write out Loud. She lives in London with her husband and her dog.

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Jenni Armstrong, Shepherdess Under orange skies, a weight of snow tests branches to the limit. Days run slower each year, one more hour of sheep stray pig pen muck and swill, miles walked in holed boots. Briar barn and woodstore keep the other world at bay. Sheep tangle their woolly hides on wire their helpless baas fill her mind like a blizzard. Evenings she'll read as long as the light lasts, as long as her eyes last, while greylight darns patches on stone floors and frost lies lace on the sill. The quiet earth stalls, a stillness before lamb-crop Spring. Fire burns in the grate; woodpile crackles mountain names, Carnethy, Scald Law, Kips.

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Vijay Chandele

Mon 14th Dec 2015 13:20

nice one

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Frances Spurrier

Sat 28th Sep 2013 17:01

Thank you. It's very kind of you to say so.

Charles Bane, Jr

Sat 28th Sep 2013 15:18

Enjoyed this very much.

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Winston (Admin)

Wed 3rd Aug 2011 22:57

Hi Frances, good to have you aboard. Hope that you enjoy exploring and contributing to the site. Winston

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