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Poem for today by Pratbha Castle

Arts Richmond

Online - 21 May 2020

Poem for today by Pratbha Castle

*Heartsease*

They swoop in
on  plume tailed
whimsy, forage
sticks of sage,
hoary rose buds, whips
of tousled jasmine.


A coven of long tailed tits.

Do they sense

from afar

spider hatchlings
swarming
over terracotta pots,
seed stash of pansies,
forsythia tipping yellow.


My heart hankering
for their cabrioles of joy.


By Pratibha Castle

With work in various literary magazines, ezines, and anthologies, winner
of a Hedgehog Press Poetry Competition, Pratibha Castle’s first poetry
pamphlet is to be published in 2020.
 


Heartsease

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