I ... entered the poem of life, whose purpose is ... simply to witness the beauties of the world,
to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

This blog is not, 'Here are my very best poems'. It's for work in progress, subject to revision.
Posts may be updated without notice at any time. Completed work appears in my books.

2 April 2010

Choosing What to Wear

Flo, 18 months,
knows what she wants.
Doesn’t speak, says it clearly
with an insistent look.

Every morning she reaches
for the rainbow headband,
slings it around her torso
from shoulder to hip.

She looks you
straight in the eye,
swathed in the confidence
of chakra colours.

NaPoWriMo Day 1


  1. Gorgeous imagery of the young person and her love of the rainbow colours!