March 21st: World Poetry Day

Yes you read correctly, it’s second only to Christmas in it’s popularity: WORLD POETRY DAY!

Declared by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 1999. The purpose of the day is to promote the reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry throughout the world and, as the UNESCO session declaring the day says, to give fresh recognition and impetus to national, regional and international poetry movements.

So it’s a perfect chance for me to shamelesly publish a poem I wrote a while back, I hope you enjoy it:

Meeting at Night

One long grey artery;
Pumping the open orange speckles;
Toe nail still abides in the empty nothing,
Though the day has gone, the wind prevails to cut, cut, cut.

Bounding across a mile of civic sand
Four more shore ahead.
Urban enclosures have been avoided,
Leaves a motorway, leaves the remains
the pains of stains.
Crack of the cane!
to hear a whisper…

“Over here!”

Copyright ©2009  Rhodri Brady

Robert Browning may have helped me slighty.

If there’s any publishers out there, yes I do have more and yes I do take cheque.


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