Poem of the Week

By microwalrus, under CC license

What is More Beautiful than a Road? – George Sand by Anna Robinson

It’s raining. We talk, here, where we always talk.
Where the pavement flares roundly in front of the Action Centre.
Next door is a caff; we never go there.
The rain started as you told me what the worst thing is for you.
It was gentle then but now we are really wet and you don’t seem to
have noticed.
At my shoulder are my Grandmas and behind them, their Grandmas.
They stand, a long line of women getting wet on street corners.
None of us are dreaming of stairs.

‘”What is more beautiful than a road?”‘ is copyright © Anna Robinson, 2010, and reprinted from the collection The Finders of London by permission of Enitharmon Press.

Find out more at the Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre.

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