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Gardening by James McDermott

Updated: Jul 27, 2022

in Sheringham I have a small cottage

garden that spills onto the shingle beach

the only wall that borders it is horizon

I plant pansies tie dyed roses

green carnations violets

rainbow wall flowers

I want Creeping Charlie to over run

flora take up space coalesce create

new forms in my Eden I’m God Mother

Nature no one forbidden entry fruit


James McDermott’s poetry collection Manatomy, longlisted for Polari’s First Book Prize 2021, is published by Burning Eye Books and their pamphlet Erased is published by Polari Press. James’s poems have been published in Poetry Wales, The Gay & Lesbian Review, Cardiff Review and 14 Poems.


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