We move on tiny decks
past fraying cliffs of water;
me with lemonade for you
in a paper cup. As your
fingers braid with mine
behind me roars the other world
where one dream cuts another open.
Day 22 of NaPoWriMo with Read Write Poem. The above lines were obtained using phrases taken from poems by Philip Larkin, Derek Mahon (Ulster born and my favourite contemporary poet), Carol Ann Duffy, W H Auden and Jackie Kay.
I’ve deliberately chosen British, or I should say British born poets, as Wystan crossed the pond, became an American citizen and was Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets from 1954 to 1973). Carol Ann Duffy and Jackie Kay are contemporary British female poets.