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by Carole Coates
Once upon a time, we were out walking
Two young men were out walking,
“Hey blondie, hey gorgeous!
and we turned round and smiled
“Sorry ma’am. Sorry ma’am,”
So I cut off my hair
But now it’s gone white
And all the young men shall be safe.
Now, there are men, I’m told
© Carole Coates 2005
The kite that they always wanted to fly
In memory of the Chinese Cocklers.
Copyright © Carole Coates 2004.
Chinese Kite is published here with the kind permission of Alan Dent, Editor of The Penniless Press, Preston.
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Carole Coates’ poetry collection The Goodbye Edition will be published in July 2005 by Shoestring Press. Originally from London, she studied English and took her doctorate at Exeter University.
She spent many years as an academic in higher and adult education, during which time she published critical and professional writings; John Cowper Powys in Search of a Landscape (Macmillan) and an edition of Wordsworth and Coleridge’s Lyrical Ballads ( Heinemann Poetry Bookshelf ).
She has been widely published in the literary press, has been placed in many competitions and has been holder of a Yorkshire Arts Award. She is a member of Sixpoets and is married with one daughter.
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