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Arthritic Crickets by Polly Richardson

Arthritic Crickets by Polly Richardson

Arthritic Crickets 21/7/18 Wonder lust in waiting, the waiting Dearest Earnest … perfume kissed – the seal. 1940. Going Postal– the front line, yellow telegram, tear drenched drowned The pencil, the paper inked in red Wonder love, last thoughts Soldiers song Lost words blows to wind, unstamped. The years dust hearted leathered bound, hide unsoftened yet pressed the petal, safe. Drying, dying, the gathering flowers in the moon 1960 the beats and Howl it did. the cricket creeps the pages…

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Caroline Carey Finn’s The Last Typewriter

Caroline Carey Finn’s The Last Typewriter

The Last Typewriter Mother typed everything that needed writing, be it a note for teacher to say you were unable to attend, or letters back to the UK to her family and all business correspondence. Quite the norm today to lash off an email from home on the laptop, but not so, back in the 1960’s. She treasured her portable Brother typewriter, boasted how she’d been plucked from obscurity, out of the typing pool in Glanville Enthoven, Insurance Brokers where…

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