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Heliocentric by Greg Freeman

Arts Richmond

Online - 10 August 2020

Heliocentric by Greg Freeman


Awaited, to worship.
Seeds sown carefully
or dropped carelessly
by birds. Tended with love
and devotion since lockdown.

Virus defying, alien spirits
mocking England’s gloom.
Majestic, elemental.
Passion of Van Gogh
in a Surrey garden

setting ablaze a grey
summer morning.
Daytime Catherine wheels
appearing to whirl, pulsate.
Idols of sun and fire!

                                   by Greg Freeman

Greg Freeman is news and reviews editor for the poetry website Write Out Loud, and co-comperes a monthly poetry open-mic night, currently on Zoom. His debut collection Trainspotters was published by Indigo Dreams in 2015.

Image by Gillian Freeman



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