It is with deep sadness that we share the news of the death of Shrewsbury Stanza poet Pam Green, who died in August at the age of 82. A long-standing Poetry Society member, Pam joined the Shrewsbury Stanza at its first meeting in 2013 and was an outstanding yet humble poet. A posthumous collection of her poetry will be published in 2017 by Bare Fiction.
Robert Harper, Stanza rep for Shrewsbury, read a selection of Pam’s poems at her funeral including WHAT is LEFT? – published with the permission of Pam’s husband.
WHAT is LEFT?
I think of magic objects — bullet, eye,
of lantern, mushroom; share with realism
my art, it has its links with fantasy.
I try out mathematics — number, circle, square,
they cannot live in isolation’s lap,
they need me. Where are magic figures now?
My carpet. Who can feel you, fly with you?
Escape the world with silent travelling.
No maps, no destination, that is magic.
2 September 2016