ONE POEM – Katie Paterson



Image: Gustav Klimt, Bauernhaus mit Birken, 1900

Katie is an actor and writer currently training on the MA Acting course at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. She has performed her poetry at Redgates Theatre, Arcola, and once memorably at Metropolis Strip Club. She is currently developing her solo show ‘Minor Disruptions’. 

Last Words

‘The birch leaves, as they fall,
Are the hue of my tea
One lands in my cup.

Superstition! What have we to fear?’

That’s what you left me with.
Curiously neutral,
Your last impression.

Peaceful, as you were and never were.

Days pass, gathering years.
Making you memory
More than living flesh.

Did I know you? Now I can’t be sure.

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