day comes timid
wary
maybe drunk
from yesterday’s excess

no wind
to pipe it in
the sun
shame-faced

your lips
are bright
our pillow
soft

this day
may stay a secret
just
for us


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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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