Elly McDonald


St Catherine (1982)

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I’m a catherine wheel

(you may not have realised that)

a roman candle

(singe your eyebrows off)

all gold and pink intense spitting light

flailing the night-sky


shock the darkness

(spin explode display)

I’m a white hot astral

torturing device

Author: Elly McDonald

Australian-born, with English mother, has lived in several Australian cities and in London. Travelled widely. Way way back when, published widely as a poet and short story writer.

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