What an enjoyable collection: ‘…’Come you’ll say,/‘it’s been so cold without you….’’ There is so much love and warmth in these poems and such concision. With great wit, Geraldine Paine has created a whole world, from the Blackbird to the blonde ‘thirteen going on thirty’ calling ‘Oi! Tosser!’ and not just one world, but several.
'Where was it you wanted to go?/
The end of the line, you said,/
a house, a cherry tree.//
He wanted the centre of things,/
you said. Of course he did.'
Sharp,evocative, moving poems.