Poems during Lockdown

Sycamore seeds strewn
opening skies.

Fear walks openly
in different paths.

A second twilight
brings creatures and shadows.

A second moon
an eerie sleep.

On an island
a swan with her young.

3/5/20

~

Magpie paintbrush
Iridescent quill
the morning flowers
your resolute will.

Won’t you pause
fence-hopping,
treetop thicket
chk chk chking?

The fan of your tail
the gentle breeze
gloved fingers
brushing leaves.

Won’t you stop by
this window sill?

Lend me a feather
a touch of colour
just enough paint
for my finger nails.

April/May 2020

~~

Soft bells
jasmine flower.

On a branch,
a grapefruit.

Doorstep
of white flower

Around the corner
the sun sets.

22/06/20

~~~

In a vase
red, cream and pink roses.

Apples formed
on the little tree.

In the past,
the trees and fences are tall.

The grape vine,
the shade.

A pavement passes
with a voice.

In the garden,
Ma answers.

24/06/20

~~~~

Collecting the newspaper

Across the bridge
a park.

The train passes,
towards the south.

To the bench
and back.

Bindweed flowers
along the shade.

24/06/20

~~~~~

The night
made the child
the car.

The journey
made the child
words.

Carried to bed
he turned to sleep.

24/06/20

~~~~~~

Rain in the night.

Goldcrests played in the fir tree.

Fireflies that visited me.

Two steps ahead.

Floating.

The sun washed up the dishes.

A tree cut down,
still behind.

The shade,
a speck in the eye.

The archway blooms
to wither in the sun

with roses
and sparrows.

We wash up
to float a little, imperceptibly.

28/06/20

[Poems by S.Ali]
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Author: Workers' Archive

Covering sensitivity at work and beyond on my website: https://samuelaliblog.wordpress.com/

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