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Melancholy | Snowman Two new poems from Wayne Dean-Richards

Melancholy | Snowman

Two new poems from Wayne Dean-Richards

by Wayne Dean-Richards,
first published: May, 2023
melancholy | snowman. Two new poems from the forthcoming collection from Wayne Dean-Richards, It's a Mad World But Funny...

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Wayne Dean-Richards has shared 18 poems for us to publish during the tail end of the winter and on into summer. The collection is called It's a Mad World, But Funny. Eventually there will be a free, downloadable PDF of all the poems and a planned A6 compendium too. (Links to all of the poems way down the page⇓).



I read an article that said a
darkly lit superhero film
was ‘melancholy’.

bollocks to that!

for me
pressing the tips of your fingers
against your dead mother’s still warm cheek
and the remembered snatch
of a Frankie Laine song your old man sang
when he was still out of reach
of an ignominious end…
deep as a river
cold as midnight.


Essential Info
The 18 poems comprising Wayne Dean-Richards' IT'S A MAD WORLD BUT FUNNY series are listed below.  Outsideleft will be publishing them all throughout the spring and summer of 2023. A free downloadable PDF and a limited edition A6 Outsideleft Booklet (for neither profit or loss) of these poems will be available at the end. But not till the end. I think that means mid-September.



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