Five Poets at the Fruitmarket - Claire Crowther

‘A Silent Star Among the Hypocrites’ by Claire Crowther


A Silent Star Among the Hypocrites

One no class teacher taught her most.
A no job boss employed her first.
That no bed boyfriend slept with her again and again.
Many a no couch counsellor offered her a handkerchief.
The Choir of No Church nuns prayed for her often.
Some no pill medic prescribed for her at last
a no screen rest of life.

            – Claire Crowther


Claire Crowther is reading with Isobel Dixon, Tom Chivers, Andrew Philip, Rob A. Mackenzie on Wednesday 19 August at the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, 8-10pm. More details here.