Welcome, Dennis

Today I am delighted to host a guest poem from fellow member of Poetry I-D Dennis Tomlinson. It is from his collection Over the Road, just published by Dempsey and Windle.

Plum Tree by a Church

An explosion, frozen in space:
pink-white blossoms hang
for a moment
on the evening air.
A scent of honey
by the roadside.
Brightness
more enduring
than the shadowy branches.
On the way home
a petal sticks to my black shoe.

First published in Genius Floored: Uncurtained Window (Soaring Penguin Press, 2013)

Dennis Tomlinson grew up in Knebworth, Hertfordshire but eventually moved to London in 2013. He worked as a postman for a long time but took early retirement last year in order to look after his wife. He has been associated with Poetry ID since 2006. Over the Road is a short poetry collection on the theme of places that have made an impression on the author. It is his second poetry pamphlet after Sleepless Nights (Maverick Mustang Manuscripts, 2019).

Pic: John Salmon: St Martin, Knebworth, Herts. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

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