Sarah Barr

Writer, poet and teacher

Archive for the month “August, 2020”

New poem on The Poetry Village

I’m delighted to have a poem published today on The Poetry Village as part of the Earth Shadow sequence. I wrote ‘St Helen’s Oratory, Cornwall’¬† when I was at Brisons Veor on a writing residency. Seeing the poem and the atmospheric black and white photo on this lovely poetry webzine reminds me of my stay and the writing and walking I did around St Just and Cape Cornwall. It was winter, the weather quite mild and sunny, but even so I didn’t swim in the sea! I would love to go back¬† in summer.

Getting Out and About

It’s been great to get out and about more now that the lockdown restrictions have been eased. This morning I had coffee in Wimborne with my friend Pauline and we sat outside chatting and observing the world go by. I can’t say it was sunny but we were grateful the rain held off, although my garden could do with the much forecast imminent downpour.

My poem, ‘Walking Out After the Pandemic’, appears in the August issue of ezine Snakeskin. I wrote it earlier in the summer when we were all beginning to venture out more, which was a relief, and something to enjoy. I also wanted my poem to express the disquiet that we may not get back to how things used to be any time soon. There are some excellent poems in Snakeskin 275. It’s well worth reading.

 

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