Maureen Jivani has an Mphil in writing from the University of Glamorgan. She has published widely in the UK, America, New Zealand and Australia and has won awards for her poetry. She has a pamphlet of poems: My Shinji Noon, and a full collection: Insensible Heart, published by Mulfran Press. Insensible Heart has been shortlisted for the London Festival Fringe award 2010. She has read her work at The Troubaour London and at the 02 Festival Hyde Park London amongst others. http://qarrtsiluni.com/tag/maureen-jivani/ http://www.poetrymagazines.org.uk/magazine/record.asp?id=18460#
Resurrecting the Capuchin Monks After we had restored the bones, Reconstituted organs and flesh, Their tonsured heads, we clothed Each one in hooded robes, danced them Along the Dolce Vita to an all-American Style-café, served them cappuccinos In over-sized cups, and as Brando Peered down from his IL PADRINO Poster we offered them a cure for pox, Rock from the moon, cellular phones, A few good years, in exchange For their views on a life beyond But tight-lipped they cowered Low in their chairs mourning their art, Their crypts of creation, mosaics Of loss: skeletal brethren rearranged By their hands: arabesques of skulls And scapulae, knuckle bone wreaths, Ribbed chandeliers, garlanded hips, Those winged hourglasses, butterflies.
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