Rising from Pavements (a shadorma reprise)

I decided to deconstruct and re-write this poem following racist attacks in which a Polish community centre in London and a Romanian shop in Norwich were vandalised after the vote to leave the EU. I posted the original poem last August, which was inspired by a photograph my husband took on a trip to Wroclav, which I am looking forward to visiting in November. I’m linking it up to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads’ Tuesday Platform.

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Granite ghosts,

bursting through pavements

climbing steps

from the depths

of the city, endeavour

to be remembered.


© Kim M. Russell, 2016


7 thoughts on “Rising from Pavements (a shadorma reprise)

  1. Very striking image – in photo and words. I’d have liked a link to the original poem, so as to appreciate the remix even more fully.

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      1. Thanks. I like both very much – perhaps this one better, but it is indeed enhanced by seeing the original. I think they could even work as companion pieces, or as sections 1 and 2 of same poem. Anyway, as you see, you sure captured my imagination! 🙂

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      2. Thank you for taking the time to read both poems, Rosemary, and for the brilliant suggestion of combining the two poems. I shall be experimenting further! 🙂


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