Monday, 22 February 2010

re POEM 30

Well folks... I’ve done it! A poem a day, for thirty days... hurrah :) Gosh, what an endeavour but its been great fun doing this bit of fundraising for Haiti. I raised £100 from a single sponsor who inspired the project. But, of course... all your support in reading and commenting has equally supported me in this journey. So, thank you all... so very much! Btw, the money raised will go to Haiti via Action Aid (a charity that I remain committed to - as I sponsor a child in Lesotho through them, and I have done a 10K for them too, in the past). Well, just to let you know that this isn’t the end of the story... as some of the poems that were conceived during this process will be reworked for my MA portfolio in due course. That's all for now...


Banana spider


His photograph hung

for a year at the Urbis


locked in a dark frame

matching thick Latin brow.


Long delicate lashes

tickling time squeezed


into air-tight jam jar. His breath,

damp and dangerous;


his sting far-reaching, untapped

wet bite slides on slippery angles


of glass separating us. Every

day for a year I visited Banana


spider in his rectangular mount,

thinking I was safe from his fount.


Catherine Mark

6 comments:

Dina said...

Mazal tov to you, Catherine.
That is a lot of poetry and a lot of work in one month.

lissa said...

congrats! I know it probably wasn't easy to write every day

great poem, I like the set up

cheryl said...

Congratulations Catherine !!!
Alot of pondering for a worthy cause.

Gerry Boyd said...

Yeah! Strong finish too! This is one of the best of the pack. Lush, tight language. Bravo!

Lilly said...

Congratulations to you Cath. And now I ahve 30 days of catching up to you. That is a huge accomplishment. I am not sure I could manage one poem in a month. Now are you ever going to be moving to Oz or are those plans shelved?

JM said...

Congratulations, Catherine, you did it and have reasons to be proud of! Well done!