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Poem by Mary Hobson

Summer in Zaraisk or Who wrote Shakespeare?

  For Marina, with love

Zaraisk is green.
I mean,
not just politically correct,
but green, unchecked,
in glorious profusion and neglect.
Here raspberries and nettles grow together,
and mischievous young devils
play out Shakespeares midsummer revels
in summer weather.
Here Dimas sunflowers grow like weeds 
his parrot eats the seeds 
and here Marina reads
John Donne,
in search of further proof
that Rutland was the one,
and apples fall like thunder on the roof.

Mary Hobson

Mary Hobson's other poems:
  1. Laundry Blues
  2. The Counsellors
  3. Now I will always know that you died
  4. Waterloo Station
  5. Meditations on Marcus Aurelius

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