Medway Monday: Potlatch Collective Poem #5


The boy had pulled his hands up into his sleeves against the cold

I felt the wind he was receiving on his chin

And groaned. Nothing more now. Away.

The variety of pain is an anthology.

Deep, insolated, dark and distant

Were the feelings that haunted him

As he went about his everyday business

The sun shone, blinding him, Where was his

Friend, disappeared over the horizon, lost, lonely

Last, lost words stop short of my lips, if only

The eagle flew the nest

Wings spread wide, embracing the sky

Green bleeding out from broken water.

This is a collective poem from the Literary Potlatch, written by the participants on the day, with each of them only able to see the previous line.  At present, the image accompanying it is a stock photo but we would really love someone to respond to the poem visually, as only an original image can possibly do it justice. Full credit will of course be given. Please email if you’re interested in creating something special we can share. Thank you :)

For those of you who’ve been waiting patiently, my apologies – here’s the Medway Monday linky:

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