Monday’s Poem



The dawn was apple-green,
         The sky was green wine held up in the sun,
The moon was a golden petal between.

She opened her eyes, and green
They shone, clear like flowers undone
For the first time, now for the first time seen.

                                                       D. H.  Lawrence

I found this beautiful poem by DH Lawrence in a book I picked up at a car boot sale last summer. The thing that I personally love about poetry and prose, is that for me, it is painting with words. In this sketch of ‘green’ we see a vivid colour so beautifully described, it reminds me of the glowing green wings of an emerald moth. I also love that the colour of the book is similar – this photo unfortunately doesn’t do it justice.

See you this Wednesday for the Connect to Nature Creative Writing class. To celebrate the start of the summer holidays this week’s theme will focus on species found in rock pools for a virtual visit to the coast.

See you there.

Best wishes,

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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