Author: Norah Hanson

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The glory

Norah Hanson

The skies have been steely silver shifting clouds of menace in the dark days before Christmas and I have been dread filled for wretched wanderers, collateral damage of benefit cut backs, war and pestilence Before the dawn broke today, I saw at The rim of the world a promise of light It became brighter. More […]

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The echo of your energy

Norah Hanson

I unlock the door for your coming but you ring the bell again and again summoning me to the crash of your arrival the unstoppable incoming tide of you You launch yourselves, cling like limpets your limbs fastened on my body Your kisses wet in my face Sound surges, quietening the silence of this house […]

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End of an era

Norah Hanson
End of an era

Always a welcome behind this door.
I knew where to find tea bags and kettle
There would be hot food, wine, banter,
fierce debate and fresh sheets on a warm
bed for me to lie in. Ties of blood, spirit
and love brought me here to festivals,
protests, celebrations, family gatherings
and my dear friend’s funeral.