‘Don’t you miss
the sea,
hot sun,
eyes misted
by lust,
volcanic embraces?’

He smiled:

‘Does the eagle
miss
the rabbit
it ate?
Silence mourn
music?’

 

 

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Milner Place took to writing poems in English in his late fifties and has since had 10 poetry books published. The latest is a selection from all his books, The man who had forgotten the names of trees, Moloko Print, by the editor Ralf Friel, with artwork from the noted artist Harald Haeuser. This volume also includes an essay on his work by the late Todd Moore. He has worked for BBC radio and television as a writer.

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