Monday’s Poem

Sent in by Llykaell Dert-Ethrae

Dance of the Heart 

Around she danced, her hair alight
Within the fire, her face so bright
And as she flowed, her feet so light
Our joy arose throughout the night

As lyre played, plucked out a trill 
It siphoned out our deepest will: 
To weave with her, our greatest thrill 
Flowing with her, upon the hill. 

And so it was, e'er summers' eve 
Our dreamy wish we all would heave. 
She'd welcome us at her own leave 
And by her side we gladly weave.

Llykael Dert-Ethrae is a writer based in York, he is currently working on his first publication. Dance of the Heart is one of three poems sent to me by Llykael, it is from a series of works concerning a character named Willow who features in Llykael’s writing. If you enjoyed this let me know, I will be posting more poems about Willow over the coming weeks. I love the beautiful and magical imagery evoked in Llykael’s words. See you Wednesday for this week’s Connect to Nature creative writing class!

Best wishes, Emma If you have a poem, piece of writing, or a letter from your garden, allotment or tiny green space that you would like to see featured on this blog; contact me at:

Published by Emma

Hi my name is Emma! I am a writer and artist. I work for the NHS at Converge ( and I am also an MA graduate in Creative writing and am currently studying for a PhD in Humanities. I have been leading a creative writing class at the beautiful St Nicks in York ( for the last five years. When I am not at work I'm on my allotment or at Base Camp (my home) planning new adventures.

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