Day 10 – A-Z Blog Challenge – J

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J – Jersey Cow

Inspiration was derived for this poem when on a placement as Poet in Residence, at a local Victorian park, after three wooden sculptured cows were erected in the park.

 

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Jersey Cow 

Deep, dark eyes,
matching black nose
unable to smell,

no true mouth to chew
the grass beneath her hooves,

houses a heart
in her tanned timber body,
from Petworth’s 180-year-old oak tree.

 

J – Journey

When you begin a poem you begin a journey.

I love it when I start a new poem and begin my journey. It’s through this process that I watch my poems spring into life. The first draft acts as a frame and from here surplus words get eliminated and imagery added so the reader sees what I  see. Quite often some stanzas may be taken out completely and sometimes I may spend hours just trying to get one word right.

 

 

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