CopperBird are a group of Birmingham University Creative Writing graduates who meet monthly to share and offer support for writing projects. The group’s first publication, CopperBird ONE , will be available in August via orders@sharonashtonpoetry.com. Cost £6.00 to include p&p.



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Aldeburgh

Silk of grey sea rustled pink by breeze and dipping sun 
Hydrangeas like upturned ladies in blue ball gowns…

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One step from there, to be stripped and disinfected here,
but they cannot take from you all that you were…

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He brought it with him to Corfu,
and out of the blue asked if I would
be kind enough to put it on…

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When we were young it was difficult to see
the word enclosed within the flesh; flesh was
sweeter than words when we were young…

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The Road to Boscobel   (for R)   A version of this poem was first published in English Heritage Volunteer Focus Magazine 'England's Inspiring History'

I no longer climb this winding path with Charles the Second;
conjure myself starved and sodden, hemmed in …

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The spelling mattered to your great grandmother,

‘It’s Mollie with an i e,’ she’d say, ‘the Irish way.’

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