1 March, 2003Issue 2.2Creative WritingOriginal Poetry

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Reversals

Edward Davies

Dumb bleating Kirsten mounts the roof
and beats her booming drum;
she’ll soon be blasted down,
since that’s what saviours get in pay;

six hundred years away
Old Loman is struck dumb
and in that instant sells a million
with nothing gold to say:
with nothing but the turning of his thumb.

Edward Davies has been publishing poetry and short fiction since 1993, with over thirty publications to his credit. He has won Oxford’s Martin Starkie Prize, and honourable mention in the Neville Coghill Prize.