Much thanks to North West Words for reading my response poem, below, at the international poetry event at the 2018 Earagail Arts Festival in Donegal recently. It sounds like a wonderful event and I am touched and very grateful to have been in such amazing company!
She said stand still…
in the silence.
Some things only unflower
raise a timid head.
Marsh marigolds, primrose, hare
Dandelions tempting bees.
Watched seven deer nuzzle at the wood’s edge.
White tails flit across the turlough.
Ginger-root antlers fuzzy with newness.
Saw them scuff the earth.
Circle the treeline.
Lay claim to a spot
then bed down.
Watchers and nappers.
On this, the first day of May.
More on the North West Words’ event here: [http://gardenroomwritersdonegal.blogspot.com/ ]