Polly

Writings and Witterings

Letter Writing In The Moonlight

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Beneath the apple tree
all is still.
Night, as dark as her lover,
veils the lush grass;
bramble and thistle
scratch, inscribe the ground.

A mist hovers,
loathe to leave the river,
low down in the depths of the garden
where mud oozes
and the odour of damp
settles.

The bench is warm,
as graffitied as her heart.
Love holds her
like the mist—all pervasive—
toads and crickets mock,
‘Write’.

A moonbeam strikes
through cloud.
Clouds steal onwards
and soon the lawn
is shown in a puddle of silver light.
She puts pen to paper.

Polly Stretton © 2018

Written for and first published in the Worcestershire Poet Laureate Nina Lewis’s project: A Tale Of Two Cities, Contour eZine issue 3   With thanks to my collaborator, Beth Sweeney, who responded with a poem of her own, which you can see in the publication.

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9 thoughts on “Letter Writing In The Moonlight

  1. Your poetry has a wonderful musicality; it brings your work to life!

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  2. Always a joy to read your work, Polly!

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  3. I could do with some crickets to shout ‘write’ at me. Lovely poem.

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  4. This is so beautiful- I love it xxx

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