Listen to the Light

Taking the lead from John Harvey, I also want to share a poem with you. It’s not new but perhaps it can give you some hope on World Poetry Day in this first week of Spring.

Listen to the Light

Listen to the light

spreading its news of spring

where the worm rises

through slowly warming soil.

Listen to the light

scattering through willows whose whippy branches

test their strength and yearn

to dazzle streams with acid green livery. 

Listen to the light

among sparrows flitting through hawthorn

blackbirds calling for mates

in the lengthening afternoons.

Listen to the light

marking an end – maybe soon –

to mad March savagery.

Blue eggs in an old nest.

Sue Dymoke (from Moon at the Park and Ride. Shoestring Press, 2012.)

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