It’s national poetry day today and a Wingrave ‘performance poet’ has written a poem especially for The Bucks Herald to mark the occasion.
Belinda Hunt is co-founder of online publishing company Mardibooks, which gives aspiring writers a chance to see their works published.
Here is her poem, titled The Flow of Everyday:
The bird bath sings the dawn rush hour
Busy with twittering bathers, restless with
Tidbits from the hedgerows. Chit chat
Unrest of nesting and hatchlings, always
Demanding. And the red kites, hovering -
Alert for that momentary lapse...
Outside the garden, the village pond is
Alive. The ducklings are learning to swim.
They follow their mother across the busy
Road to the sunny bank for their morning
Lessons in dodging the traffic and the pike.
That uneasy, precarious balance...
The dragonflies hover in flight, playing
Chase across the taut, shimmering surface
That mirrors their move and the newly
Spawned frogs hide amongst the lily pads
Practising the lashing stroke of darting
Tongue, salivating in anticipation...
Mardibook’s latest poetry anthology - The Dance is New, is coming out later this week.
It is a collection of poems from 50 up and coming poets - check out www.mardibooks.com