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


Dennis Tomlinson lives in London, UK. His poems have been published in many anthologies, magazines including Lunar Poetry, Blithe Spirit and Time Haiku, on the Ink, Sweat and Tears website and here in Shot Glass Journal. He experiments with haiku and tanka.

Dennis Tomlinson


The White Madonna

The white Madonna prays
under an arch of brick.
I am the Mother of the Saviour,
The Mother of God.

A cold white statue
in the frosty air,
but the birds sing lustily
from every tree.

In the time of Augustus
a weeping girl
listened to birdsong
somewhere in Palestine.