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