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Tuesday Poem: There can be few things…

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There
Can
Be
Few
Things

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Tuesday Poem: Thoughts of a Bicycle

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Of course I am only a machine
And full of natural frailty.
My tyres go soft,
My chain drops off,
My brake blocks wear out

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Jonathan Steffen on BBC Radio Berkshire, Thursday 19 March from 2:00 – 3:00pm

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Jonathan Steffen performs live on BBC Radio Berkshire as a guest of Mike Read on Thursday 19 March, from 2:00–3:00 p.m.

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Tuesday Poem: Hospital

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Among the many roads we have to travel in this life,
Nothing prepares us for this:
The one we will one day travel every Sunday afternoon –
Or every Saturday afternoon,
Or even every evening –

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Jonathan Steffen on BBC Radio Berkshire, Thursday 15 January, 2.00–3.00 p.m.

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Jonathan is looking forward to being a guest of Mike Read once more on Thursday 15 January from 2:00–3:00 p.m on BBC Radio Berkshire. He will be performing live in the studio again.

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Thank you to Heffers Bookshop

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A big thank-you to Heffers Bookshop in Cambridge for hosting “An Evening with Jonathan Steffen” on December 4th 2014.

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An Evening with Jonathan Steffen

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On Thursday, 4 December 2014 Jonathan will be reading some of his poems at Heffers Bookshop, 20 Trinity St, City Centre, Cambridge CB2 1TY

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Tuesday Poem: Motel

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Never quite empty and never quite full,
The motel car park ebbs and flows
With vehicles that suddenly all look the same.

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Tuesday Poem: Prostitute and Madonna

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A smudgy, smoky blonde, she stands alone
Before the alabaster statuette,
Her gaze filled Pre-Raphaelite regret,
Her fleshy body still as holy stone.

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Tuesday Poem: The Hawk on my Hand

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I was born with a beautiful hawk on my hand,
With wings of the wind and with feathers of fire,

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