Jane Eaton Hamilton

"At the bottom of the box is hope." – Ellis Avery.

Tag: Pink

Sample poems online

I am pleased to be added to the University of Toronto’s RPO for poets; thanks go out to Ian Lancashire.

Representative Poetry Online (RPO), U of Toronto


This is a sensational poem.

Avoid it.

Think of a sweet pea.

There are different sorts

but this particular sweet pea is

a pink sweet pea

on a Chilean vine

in a doctor’s garden.

Do you believe flowers are erotic?

Do you believe in torture?

This pink sweet pea

is the sweet pea a soldier

arresting the doctor

grinds underfoot

so it bleeds on the sole

of his boot.

Do you believe flowers ask for it?

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