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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Clarissa Aykroyd grew up in Victoria, Canada and studied at the University of Victoria. She has also lived in Dublin and is now a resident of London, UK. Her work has recently appeared in The Missing Slate, And Other Poems and Ink Sweat & Tears, and will shortly appear in LAMDA Anthology of Verse and Prose Volume 18 and LAMDA Acting Anthology Volume 3. She has been nominated for a 2015 Pushcart Prize by Muse Pie Press. Currently she works as Publishing Coordinator for LAMDA. She is the author of a blog about poetry and poets,
The Stone and the Star

Clarissa Aykroyd

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Route 58
I don't want your photograph
I don't need your photograph...

ah sky
blowing light and they say
Turner was never here but
I see him painting the dark and
all the rays in between
in blue that existed nowhere
until here

I am washed through
I am the sea that can hurl you
I am the wind that could take you
and my head is singing with shellsong
into the moon's waiting night