Felt Words

A bit of news on an event I’m going to be involved in next weekend.  On Sunday, 24th September, from 3-5pm at Colne Valley Museum, Cliffe Ash, Golcar, Huddersfield HD7 4PY there will be readings of poetry and prose by local writers, including me. I might even be playing a bit of guitar as well!

 

So, if you live in or near Yorkshire and are free that afternoon, why not go along? Here’s a poem I’m planning to read at the event – this is about as close as I get to textiles!

 

No Goodbye

We are enmeshed together, you and I,

our roots and branches coil and intertwine.

So do not say that futile word, goodbye

 

as if these knots were easy to untie.

Your threads cannot be unpicked from mine:

we are enmeshed together, you and I.

 

Do you forget, or worse, do you defy

the vow we made that binds us for all time?

Do not say that faithless word, goodbye.

 

This tapestry of love we crafted, why

would you destroy what touched on the sublime?

We are enmeshed together, you and I:

 

two such as us, if torn apart, must die

or shamble on in pitiful decline.

Do not pronounce that fatal word, goodbye.

 

All this has been for nothing: in your eye

I see the web beginning to unwind.

We were enmeshed together, you and I;

go now, spare me that final word, goodbye.

 

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