Three Poems

Poetry Rosemary Tonks

Diary of a Rebel

For my fierce hot-blooded sulkiness
I need the café—where old mats
Of paper lace catch upon coatsleeves
That are brilliant with the nap of idleness

…And the cant of the meat-fly is eternal!
On the window is the milk of lazy breath,
And the coalcart rumbles—with huge  [...]

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Issue 23



Fall 2015


Rosemary Tonks (1932-2014) was the author of two poetry collections and six novels. In 2009, she was the subject of Brian Patten’s BBC radio documentary The Poet Who Vanished.


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