Sonnet 2: Doors

DPS blur 02 Doors

“. . . Behind each, a different shade / of carpet; the fine dust of misery.”

• Tamar Yoseloff on Doors: “The image made me think about people who spend their lives standing on doorsteps – like postmen, or the guys who go from house to house selling duvets – but who are never invited in. That led me to Jehovah’s Witnesses. I didn’t realise when I started the poem that Plumstead has a history of nonconformist evangelical activity.”

• The full sonnet is published in Formerly, available here
Doors has also appeared the poetry magazine Rising, edited by Tim Wells (no website)
• Listen to Tamar Yoseloff reading Doors at the Poetry Library here