I’m thrilled that one of my poems, Still Waters?, is featured in the current (May 2021) issue of Writing Magazine, where it is expertly analysed by Alison Chisholm. The magazine is available here (or in W. H. Smiths, etc).
I thought I’d share the poem itself here too:
Still Waters? The air falls silent; trees stand motionless above the facing shore. Their twins that hang below it are still swaying – ever so gently – to the quiet singing of the pool. I throw a stone and watch it smash those trees to splinters. Rings of light flow outwards, disintegrating softly on the shore. Each ring is fainter; in time, the patient trees reconstitute themselves, becoming whole again but not quite still: those waves, no longer visible, have been absorbed into the music of the pool, its memory of every stone I ever threw.