“Hunger index shows one billion without enough food” (Claire Everett)

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nothing left
but the wishbone
November sky

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Headlines:

“Hunger index shows one billion without enough food” (BBC)

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Poem by Claire Everett (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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^ 3 Comments...

  1. Laurence Stacey

    This is a very powerful verse. The “wishbone” really magnifies the sense of hopelessness in countries facing a food shortage. Well done!

  2. Chen-ou Liu

    And an effective use of the technique of focus shift.

    Chen-ou

  3. Dick Whyte

    A truly sunning poem Claire. And I agree with what Laurence has said – the use of the headline with the poem is devastating.

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