WOW!!!!!!, not enough WOW!!!! This was a fantastic response, I know I said that if you poetry spammed me, I’d love you forever, but I never expected that the majority of entrants would choose this option. Then there’s the range of poetry that was gifted to me, some from writers I knew and some were introductions to poets I will have great joy in finding out a lot more about. To say I’m overwhelmed would be the grossest understatement, it’s no secret to those who follow The Parrish Lantern, that I have a fondness for the poetic arts, what I have discovered is how many others also love the art & even more important how many have a poem tucked close to their heart that has some emotional resonance, some personal meaning for them. So thanks for sharing. And now over to my glamorous assistant…….
And The Winner Is ………….Kinna from Kinna Reads, Congratulations, I hope you love this book as I have the others from this series. A big hearty thanks to all who took part, you honestly amazed me with your contributions & if you’re curious of what happens to your favourite loved poems please click on the Pomesallsizes link below.
I was watching a robin fly after a finch – the smaller bird
chirping with excitement, the bigger, its breast blazing, silent
in light-winged earnest chase – when, out of nowhere
over the chimneys and the shivering front gardens,
flashes a sparrowhawk headlong, a light brown burn
scorching the air from which it simply plucks
like a ripe fruit the stopped robin, whose two or three
cheeps of terminal surprise twinkle in the silence
closing over the empty street when the birds have gone
about their own business, and I began to understand
how a poem can happen: you have your eye on a small
elusive detail, pursuing its music, when a terrible truth
strikes and your heart cries out, being carried off.