Sarah Barr

Writer, poet and teacher

Poem for National Poetry Day

Glow-worms

 

The dry stone walls lining the lane

were decorated with toadflax, lichen,

and tiny faces of heartsease.

 

The pale stones like warm pumice

were home to basking lizards,

glistening slow-worms with flicking tongues,

 

and fat-bodied, mottled spiders,

their slung webs like fragile silk doilies.

 

Strings of lights, pin-points of fire

 

lit our way returning, our footsteps

and our words echoing up the gardens

and ahead of us, along the lane.

 

 

 

© Sarah Barr

 

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2 thoughts on “Poem for National Poetry Day

  1. Ruth Blaug on said:

    Lovely poem. Full of the alien and familiar. Carrie me away from a cold day with plumbers.

  2. Thanks, Ruth! The weather is colder, autumnal today.

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