John North

Poet. Writer. Awarded the degree of Master of Arts with Distinction at the University of Manchester in 2012, after graduating with a BA (Hons) in 2011. Poetry and reviews have been published in the Manchester Review, and new poems can be found in The Fire Crane, The North, Kaffeeklatsch, The Interpreter's House, CAST: The Poetry Business Book of New Contemporary Poets and Boston Poetry Magazine. He is a Poetry Editor at The Cadaverine. Copyright John North, 2014. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from the author is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to John North with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

'First Transatlantic' by John North

First Transatlantic
John North

I began drinking a second glass of champagne
as the plane approached Chicago.
I was still very taken with the ice
I’d seen through the window,
stretching out, flowing together;
the great blue skies; the prospect of America
suddenly become real,
something to move in; an actuality,
not simply a set for a film, or a series on TV.
The waves of the ocean beneath us rolled
as the champagne fizzed on my tongue,
just beneath my huge eyes. 

'Untitled' by John North

Untitled
John North

I followed her out of the door.
My eyes rested upon her calf
in its black stocking,
pushing down, her high-heeled foot
pushing back up,
before we were side by side and walking
together beneath Autumn trees
on a quiet street,
always going home.

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'Recovery' by John North

Recovery
John North

In this moment, the hedgerows’ alveoli
breathing full of sweet air.

In this moment (I travel)
the river’s current
voice.

The smell of blackberries

I thought might have been only a memory.

theraccolta:

The Black Madonna is a painting of the Madonna and Christ Child which, according to pious legends, was painted by St. Luke the Evangelist. St. Luke is believed to have used a tabletop from a table built by the carpenter Jesus. It was while Luke was painting Mary that she told him about the events in the life of Jesus that he eventually used in his gospel.

theraccolta:

The Black Madonna is a painting of the Madonna and Christ Child which, according to pious legends, was painted by St. Luke the Evangelist. St. Luke is believed to have used a tabletop from a table built by the carpenter Jesus. It was while Luke was painting Mary that she told him about the events in the life of Jesus that he eventually used in his gospel.

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