Graeme Hetherington: Two Poems

What’s in a Name? (Courting poem for G)   Disturbed, I cast you, just because You were called “Archer”, in the role Of huntress-goddess Artemis,   Avenger of young innocents, Such as my sister was, whom I’d Harmed with my love. And then you wed   And became “Unicombe” that trans­- Lates loosely from Old English as “A valley sweet as honeycomb”.   It augurs well for us should you Decide to keep it on now we’ve Been freed by death to meet and feel   As though fifty plus years apart Were no longer than arrows take From Cupid’s…

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