Plays by Deborah Freeman

I have completed `Remedies,` a play about M E.  Background research...

Writing Groups

I am setting up a new writing group in East Finchley, to be held in the atmospheric location of an East Finchley...

Novels by Deborah Freeman

 A few years back. I answered an ad on the Radio 3 website, from the conceptual art company, Blast Theory...

Poems by Deborah Freeman

These appeared in the journal Jewish Renaissance, 2008.  `Fish.` `Fasting.` `Open a Gate for Us. ` `After the...

Ashkelon Beach in Winter

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This poem was published in a journal set up for English language poets in Israel. It was the first poem I ever sent anywhere. The journal was called `Voices.` It still exists.

Wind    wind     wind
    and a solitary winter ant
       clambering exclusively on shifting sands
            big shineblack and odd

Sand    sand   sand
    and two pairs of wintry hands
       scoop out secrets, collecting them
          jumping bodies and cold sand
             laughing to meet the sea

Sea     sea    sea
    where the black clods of tar
        ride the waves
           and tell me where we are
                the century, place, wherefores, and
                   then, the clods stick under your toes
                         and the waves stop telling

Mind   mind    mind
    I think I mind all this
      I, I am still I,
           under the wind sand sea and sky.
  

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