Poetry

Grandmother Bird

Posted on Mar 27, 2018 in Poetry

Bird goddess by Susan Seddon Boulet

Bird goddess by Susan Seddon Boulet

We share a common ancestor
You and I
And I wonder if that’s why
My shoulders shrug in memory
Of their once light burden,
My dream-self fit to fly.
Isis on her feathered throne
Unfolded to the wind and sky
To mourn her loss
And fan Beloved life aglow.
You fix me with your lively eye,
Head a tilted query,
And I taste your sharp instinct.
Do we down the earthbound in you?

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Light language

Posted on Feb 20, 2018 in Poetry

Light languageYou ask what I do and I struggle to structure a sentence

That condemns me to a single cell existence.

Those stakes lie smashed and splintered behind me

And I move through a land of disclosure.

Hard nouns and verbs won’t grasp the sum of anyone,

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What the alder said

Posted on Jul 25, 2017 in Poetry

What the alder saidI’ve always envisaged this poem as a children’s picture book. Maybe it will be one day…

“Let’s visit my favourite tree,” said the girl.

“Hhmph!” said the dog, through his favourite toy.

They walked their favourite path to the stream.

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To be or not to be

Posted on Oct 31, 2016 in Poetry

Hamlet (Kenneth Branagh)In trying so hard not to be
That which I wish to avoid,
All I have known and felt as
Hurtful
Painful
Isolating
Challenging
Unloving
Unpopular
I can deflect.

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Light show

Posted on Aug 26, 2016 in Poetry, Uncategorized

Light showThe interval is over.
Time is called.
Now!
How long have I hoped to hear those words?
Aeons, and lifetimes, and incarnations, and contracts
All building so beautifully, so purposefully up to
This moment,
Instantly.
Every tiny adjustment signalling a momentous
Move that could not be known or understood
Before

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