... an ache in each welcoming kiss

... an ache in each welcoming kiss

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‘You cannot see her for the soft blue of the firmament…’

from Broken Lyre

…an ache in each welcoming kiss is a selection of poems predominantly written during visits to the Walker and Lady Lever galleries on Merseyside. During this period the poem Opalka was written for Tate Liverpool as part of ‘An Imagined Museum’.

Themes linked to absence and ideas around elegy developed as the work was redrafted but these poems explore more universal themes, and whilst they complement the works cited they stand as poems for today.


Available from, or from the Walker gallery or Lady Lever shop.