The poem, Poles Apart, appears in the new Winter themed journal from those fantastic folks at Word Bohemia. The journal is free to read and contains wonderful illustrations by Amanda Fullwood of SpiralMoonFantasy together with a seasonal selection of prose and poetry.
by David Coldwell
Holding hands, we balance and hop
in silence through the long grass so as
not to wake the farm dogs.
The metal field gate resists my push
and prints a leaf green pattern on my coat
whilst I shoulder it wide into the land. You’re riding high,
holding tightly until thin pink wellingtons skid
off and your cry wakes the dogs.
Heart Shoots was published in April to help raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support and was compiled with the aim of reaching all members of the buying public. As a result, Clocks positioned itself (rather boldly, I thought) next to Robert Browning whilst trying to glimpse the likes of Seamus Heaney, Bob Dylan and Leanard Cohen on the pages ahead. The collection also includes poems from Joni Mitchell, Pascale Petit, Sharon Olds and Moniza Alvi, to name a few.
Please follow the links above to find out more and how to purchase a copy.
The Poetry page is now starting to take shape with the addition of a couple of videos recorded during the recent Derwent Poetry Festival.
Links to online poems coming soon.
Here’s a taster: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jGZ58WLDvo
Aldeburgh Poetry Festival:
Singing in the Dark: links to poetry and folk music
I recently gave a talk on poetry and folk songs at the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival.
Below, you will find all the poetry and prose quotes I use, with links to their sources. These include quotations from Edward Thomas’ daughter. There are also links to all the singers and songs praised in the talk.