A poem in an instant...
Sunshine fills September days
In gold-plated shades -
Less assured than
their 9-carat solid summer counterparts.
Days still start vibrantly
As sunrise sneaks across Cannock Chase.
Streaks of lavender pink and rose
spot the sky,
Matching heather on the ground.
A poem by Mel Wardle Woodend, commissioned by Poetry on Loan to celebrate National Poetry Day, with its 2020 theme of Vision. You can see the video here.
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Poetry on Loan promotes contemporary poetry through public libraries in the West Midlands
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