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


Konstandinos (Dino) Mahoney, London/Athens based poet of Greek-English-Irish heritage, won publication of his collection Tutti Frutti (SPM) in the Sentinel Publication Poetry Book Competition and is a winner of the Poetry Society's Stanza Competition; his poems are widely published in webzines & magazines. He teaches Creative Writing at Hong Kong University.

Konstandinos Mahoney


Winter Stasis

On a slope above a cove,
silvery olives, green Aleppo pines,

a bare fig tree, sap flow slowed
stands stark against a vacant sky.

Its lichen blotched trunk
forks into boughs, sub-divides,

a matrix of criss-crossed twigs,
a neural circuit, floating brain

dreaming me, a figment
leaning sideways on a walking stick,

in empathetic vacancy.