May 2009

Graham Burchell


Graham Burchell has two published poetry collections, Ladies of Divided Twins (Erbacce Press, 2008) and Vermeer's Corner (Foothills Publishing, 2008). He was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2006 and he is the editor of the online poetry magazine Words-Myth. Having lived all over the world for the whole of this century, including four years in Houston, Texas, he has returned to settle in Devon, England.


The shore with all its pebbled secrets
offered me a perfect heart in glass
stolen from near a bottle's rim green
as an emerald presented as a mark
of the weathering craft a gift
a kindness laid between those hollows
where footfalls cratered and revealed
lost fragments of things once whole
brick birds magma shells my soul



Graham Burchell: Poetry
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