The Tall Lighthouse

Sonya Smith

There is nothing elaborate in Sonya's poems. Each is carefully

crafted with a measured caution in the use of language, slowly

gathering a subtle, yet sensual air of emotional space and meaning.

 Sonya was born in Bath, Somerset, studied Illustration at Falmouth

College of Arts and later, Creative Writing at Sussex University.

She spent a number of years as a playworker and magazine editor

and currently works with poetry and children. Sonya lives with her

partner and daughter in Lewes, East Sussex.

Sonya’s deliciously clever and subtle poems are as sensuous

as swans' feathers and sharp as barbed wire. This is poetry that

finds both delight and pain in the physical world, embracing

both frost and heat, the soft cheek and the hard bark.

                                                                             Catherine Smith

old panic undressed

OUT OF PRINT

ISBN 978 1 904551 59 1

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Staying in your

                empty house

From the tap,

I squeezed out water

you told me not to drink.

 

The soles of my feet

made miniscule shavings

on your floorboards.

 

I slid both hands

along a row of spines

on your father’s bookshelf

after the twists of my day

had ground into your sheets.

 

Over everything else

I left my gaze

and a fingerprint on the mirror.

 

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