Shishir (Winter) 2020 Poems - Lynn White


From The Beach

By Lynn White

Nature is the best of artists,
able to render down to beauty
the decayed life forms of the past
into a form that can grace my walls and shelves
and remind me of the stories about where I found them,
about where they washed up,
the chances they took.


I strain to hear their stories,
strain to hear
the trees from Loch Ellen
once blown by the wind
now rustling silently.
But I think the dragon fish can hear them.
He looks as if he’s speaking,
telling them all
about his journey
from a living tree
to driftwood on the shore
and now he’s here on my wall.
waiting for the next wave to break
waiting to see what happens.


Lynn White lives in north Wales. Her work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people she has known or imagined. She is especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality. She was shortlisted in the Theatre Cloud 'War Poetry for Today' competition and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and a Rhysling Award. Her poetry has appeared in many publications including: Apogee, Firewords, Capsule Stories, Gyroscope Review and So It Goes


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