Northwords Now Issue 40

The FREE literary magazine of the North

The Name of the Virus

by Paula Jennings

I think of corvids,
the green-black of crows, the blue-black of rooks,
and the chough near Lochinver
flying upside down for the hell of it.

And the blackbird (not a corvid),                
that stays close by me as I weed,
lining up worms in his golden beak.


These Times

A Covid-19 sequence by Paula Jennings

HandsPoem by Paula Jennings
Hard DayPoem by Paula Jennings
On the Hall FloorPoem by Paula Jennings
Permitted Daily Exercise 1Poem by Paula Jennings
Permitted Daily Exercise 2Poem by Paula Jennings
Permitted Daily Exercise 3Poem by Paula Jennings
The Name of the VirusPoem by Paula Jennings
These TimesPoem by Paula Jennings