The Ofi Press Magazine

International Poetry and Literature from Mexico City

Jane Burn: 1 Poem Published

Poem by Jane Burn (UK)

Published in The Ofi Press issue 43






Crow, beaking rubbish, garbage mouthed -

tonguing at roadkill while tasting for pearls.


Crow, passing tarry bulk through portent sky,

feels the weather on her back. Waits for sun.


Crow, tatting foot-spoor on snowdrifts, dreaming

of dance - cotillions under cut-glass light.


Crow, carving out a rattletrap of notes, opens up

her throat - pipes her ambition of song.


Crow, marble-eyed and peeping, envies the doe

her lashes - blinks her baldy lids, looks for souls.



About the Poet

Jane Burn is a North East based writer. Her poems have been published in magazines such as Butcher’s Dog, Ink Sweat & Tears, Nutshells and Nuggets, Alliterati, Lunar Poetry, The Stare’s Nest, The Screech Owl, Zoomorphic, The Linnet’s Wing, Loch Raven Review, Deseeded Volume 3 and the Black Light Engine Room Literary Magazine. She was also day five on the New Boots and Pantisocracies project. Her work was long-listed for the 2014 Canterbury Poet of the Year, the National Poetry Competition and was commended in the Yorkmix. Her work has featured in Emma Press anthologies and Kind of a Hurricane Press Anthologies. She had a single poem nominated for the Forward Prize.

Jane's latest pamphlet "Fat Around The Middle" is available here.

Image: "Crow" by katieb50.