POEMS
And Now Again Unaware, she’s waited for this for years. To stand on the heart of the earth lit up by a ray of sun. Now she’s here. Unaware she’s waited for this for years. The place where the child she was was at the centre of things, all her awkward impatience dispersed by the tides. A place where the child was at the centre of things. To stand on the heart of the earth lit up by a ray of sun. For the childhas grown. And now she’s here - to stand on the heart of the earth lit up by a ray of sun. All her awkward impatience dispersed by the tides. The geese flying over, cones knocked down in the wind. All her awkward ipatince dispersed by the tides. Again she’s here. The child has grown, the geese fly over, pine trees rock inthe wind. The earth beneath her swells. Once again she’s here. Sally will be reading this poem in St Mary’s, Burnham   Deepdale, on 12 October at 6.00 pm. Hymn for an Aunt My unadmitted aunt was stripped of dignity, scared and silent in a place where definitions end. I can’t remember crossing the divide that opened up each time I heard her name. I daresay you thinnk me foolish, but I don’t think the line between insanity and saneness is very thick. Did shock, fear and misery justle her to the cliff and jump her in? How did she swim through a sea of darkness? I wasn’t aware of her the day she died of I’d have tried to sing her praises then. Sally will be reading this poem in Aldeburgh Cinema as part of the Festival 2017, on Friday 3 November at 4.15 pm Anthologies include  Skein, Templar, 2014;  Peleton, Templar, 2013;  Running Before the Wind, (Grey Hen Press) 2013;  Soundswrite Anthologies (Soundswrite Press, 2005 & 2006,)  Poetry Wivenhoe (2008);  Light Unlocked, Christmas Card Poems, (Enitharmon, 2005) Home