Monday’s Poem

27.07.2020

A tiny poem!

In 2018 I published a tiny book of tiny poems! The book is called ‘Fractured’ and was completed for an art exhibition at the Kunsthuis Gallery in Easingwold which is part of the Dutch House Cafe. For any Yorkshire residents the Dutch House cafe and Kunthuis Gallery is well worth a visit – they are currently open and have a beautiful garden! The exhibition was called Our Earth – (oureARTh) and used art to raise the plight of the environment. My book featured micro poems about nature to help try to re-connect people to the natural world.

So, the following is a tiny poem taken from the book. It has no title, but was included in a section on birds, and simply reads:

Give me the wings
Of a Kestrel
To hold steady
With promise
To soar
Free
In the open sky

I call this type of poetry sketching with words. I like to take inspiration from nature to capture a moment and my feelings. This poem felt very apt for the current situation. I hope that you like it. Why not try your own simple five line poem?

See you on Wednesday for a Connect to Nature Creative Writing Class.

With best wishes,
Emma

Published by Emma

Hi my name is Emma! I am a writer and artist. I work for the NHS at Converge (www.yorksj.ac.uk/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 (www.stnicks.org.uk) 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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