To Be A Poet #2

In the interview with Mark Oakley I listened to last week, he talked about poetry, and a time when the poems of R.S.Thomas were especially important to him. I decided to try and read more poetry, and as we have the collected poems of R.S.Thomas, that’s where I’m starting.

Today I read ‘The Cyclamen,’

Here’s my attempt.


Golden trumpets
Megaphones, held up high
Silently shouting
Here I am

Standing tall in the land
And scattered along their limbs
Their coloured faces shine

Whose tops move so far in the breeze
That you think
They must topple

I have been sitting with them
Each morning for months now – garden companions
They will leave soon
Maybe they will be back next year ?

Grace and Peace

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