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    [post_content] => A Golden Shovel after ‘Ozymandias’ by Percy Bysshe Shelley 

They have built things, these wrists, my
teeth and tongue, they howl my name
I hear it in the downpour, the glass is
rattled with it, a furious Ozymandias
gale-force. I choke on the word king
the wisteria forming my spinal cord isn’t of
bending bowing shade. I spit on kings.

I have done worse things. Look
unblinking, until your eyelashes drop, on
the crimes of my lungs, the sins of my
knuckles. I have read leather-bound works
from lost ancient greats, pages cancer ye-
llow and found their words not mighty
but vital like foot-worn paths and
bleeding soles. I have translated despair
from sunflower seeds and found nothing

nothing lasts. Stone weeps to sand beside
the stone fists of kings. Nothing remains.
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A Golden Shovel poem uses a phrase from a pre-existing text to make up the end-words for each of its lines. Find out more about the Golden Shovel form here.
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            [title] => Ellora Sutton
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            [content] => Ellora is the first-prize winner of the Carol Ann Duffy challenge on Young Poets Network, judged by Mari Hughes-Edwards, and celebrating Duffy's legacy as Poet Laureate. She is also the first-prize winner of Bailey Blackburn's 2018 August challenge #2 on found poems. Ellora is commended in: the 2019 poetry translation challenge with Modern Poetry in Translation, judged by Clare Pollard; the Mary Wollstonecraft challenge, written and judged by Bee Rowlatt of the Mary on the Green campaign; the moon poetry challenge, judged by Nii Parkes; the Golden Shovel challenge, judged by Peter Kahn; the Bletchley Park challenge, judged by So Mayer; the W. S. Graham challenge judged by Rachael Boast as part of Graham’s centenary celebrations; and Ankita Saxena’s protest poetry challenge, remembering 100 years of the women’s vote in the UK.

Her work has been published by The Cardiff Review, Blue Marble Review and Nightingale & Sparrow among others. She was commended in the Winchester Poetry Prize.
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    [title] => Ellora Sutton
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Her work has been published by The Cardiff Review, Blue Marble Review and Nightingale & Sparrow among others. She was commended in the Winchester Poetry Prize.
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Time Traveller

Ellora Sutton

A Golden Shovel after ‘Ozymandias’ by Percy Bysshe Shelley

They have built things, these wrists, my
teeth and tongue, they howl my name
I hear it in the downpour, the glass is
rattled with it, a furious Ozymandias
gale-force. I choke on the word king
the wisteria forming my spinal cord isn’t of
bending bowing shade. I spit on kings.

I have done worse things. Look
unblinking, until your eyelashes drop, on
the crimes of my lungs, the sins of my
knuckles. I have read leather-bound works
from lost ancient greats, pages cancer ye-
llow and found their words not mighty
but vital like foot-worn paths and
bleeding soles. I have translated despair
from sunflower seeds and found nothing

nothing lasts. Stone weeps to sand beside
the stone fists of kings. Nothing remains.