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Vol. 3:  Saudade

My Mother in her Greenhouse

Bernard Pearson

BERNARD PEARSON His work appears in many publications worldwide, including; Aesthetica Magazine, The Edinburgh Review, The Open Culture Collective, Crossways, The Gentian, Nymphs The Poetry Village, FOURXFOUR, The New Ulster Review, North West Words Beneath The Fever, The Beach Hut The Littlestone Journal. Nawr In 2017 a selection of his poetry ‘In Free Fall’ was published by Leaf by Leaf Press. In 2019 he won second prize in The Aurora Prize. His first novel 'Where the Willows End' was published in 2021

The glass as I remember
Seemed to have been in
bed with the wood for ever.
Even where the paint and putty
Were just memories.
A place given to that glory,
The smell of tomatoes
Smouldering in the sun.
She would go there sometimes
When that God of hers
Gave her too much trouble.

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