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Pascale Petit

Pascale Petit is co-editor of Poetry London Newsletter.

Poem: ‘My Mother’s Clothes’

Pascale Petit, 7 January 1993

The air was full of Gitane Filtre, her reflection

transformed by the spray that lifts from torrents, the wardrobe-door open, her clothes pristine.

Some were in polythene, preserved in the mist from the day they were worn; a blue and peach suit

striped with Iceland’s primeval landscape where fire and ice hiss under Northern Lights.

She told me about her year in the Indian Embassy,...

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