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The Day It Didn’t Snow by pd lyons from the women retrospect


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The Day It Didn’t Snow

Rita asked me to tell
her about swimming
in the halls
But my mind was on
other things
Crunchy candie
in my mouth
tiny pieces of pain
on my tongue
staining my
mouth in
December 12 1973
flavours so intense I could not tell her anything that mattered

 

published by english chicago review october 2013 http://englishchicagoreview.blogspot.ie/

Rita and I used to hang out in high school. mostly leaning up against the walls and talking until we were late for class. i wrote this for her on the day – 12 .12. 73.  took a little while to find a home for it.

 

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Thursday, 3 October 2013

Issue three is out now!

Issue three of The English Chicago Review is out now! Featuring poetry from Rowland Bagnall, Rebecca Bird, Jonathan Butcher, Jim Conwell, Alan Corkish, Anthony Costello, Craig Coyle, Stephen Devereux, Doug Draime, Brett Evans, Andy Fletcher, Chris Hardy, Aideen Henry, Richard Hughes, Nigel Jarrett, Allan Johnston, PD Lyons, Mary McCollum, Tim McLafferty, Ottilie Mulzet, Robert Nisbet, Jon Plunkett, Laura Potts, Wendy Pratt, Kieran Setright, Maria Taylor and Lucy Winrow.

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To
  • p d lyons

Dear PD Lyons

Thank you for sending your poetry to be considered for publication in The English Chicago Review. I am delighted to be able to inform you that I will be including “The Day It Didn’t Snow” in issue three of the magazine (due for publication October 2013).

I currently do not have an EU address for you, if you have an EU address, please could you send me it via email so that I can post a contributor copy of the magazine to you. I regret that, due to postage charges, I am unable to send physical contributor copies outside the EU, if there is not an EU address I can post a copy to, a pdf copy will be emailed to you instead.

Thank you very much for your support, it was a pleasure reading your work and I hope that you will send more poetry for future issues of the magazine.

Best wishes

Ashley Fisher

The English Chicago Review

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a poem by pd lyons –

The Day It Didnt Snow

Rita asked me to tell

her about swimming

in the halls

But my mind was on

other things

Crunchy candie

in my mouth

tiny pieces of pain

on my tongue

staining my

mouth in

December 12, 1973

flavours so intense I could not tell her anything that mattered

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CLOS DA VAL/ PD LYONS

High school beauty
eyes so deep
rob my breath

Tall long lean
able to stand
hours in the rain

Forty years later
recognizing ghosts
almost say hello

realize
what for

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