Pages of an Autumn Journal

Pages of an Autumn Journal

‘Pages of an Autumn Journal’ is a sequence of poems written between October and December 2016 by M E Grey, a British-origin writer resident in Brussels. Please click on the titles to read the pieces.


“But if you believe you’re a citizen of the world, you’re a citizen of nowhere.” Theresa May, October 2016

“Kindness is the ruling principle of nowhere.” Jan Morris, Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere


Prologue (two poems, divided)



1.1 & 1.2

2. Mouth to ear

3.1 A short walk near water & 3.2 Reading Shire on a flight home

4. Seven eggs in Odessa


5.1 Business district & 5.2 Meliã Castilla


7. 35 minutes in the Prado


8. Under Harlem

9. Tools (or, Capital under management)

10. Advent prayer (East Coast Main Line)

11. 28 December

12. Empirical


Epilogue (three poems)


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(C) M E Grey 2016-2017.