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Petra Vergunst: Two poems

Pool of Blackness Under the arching stones the river ushers harmonies hedged by banks bedded with larch litter from a bronze tree a charm of cawing jackdaws soars In this bridge the river nurtures the pool of blackness held in … Continue reading

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Petra Vergunst: Three poems

Bride’s Prayer Do not expect saplings beneath the mother oak by saying your bedtime prayers for the tree may remain barren. Go to the well tonight, fill your empty pail and wash yourself. Let cool water draw tracery on your … Continue reading

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Petra Vergunst

Orcadian Reflections After Sylvia Wishart’s painting Reflections in Pier Arts Centre, Stromness As a kestrel hovers above muted bere fields terns rasp cliffs across harp bay From beyond the frame a bonxie hoists in, braids its way between the blue … Continue reading

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Petra Vergunst

The Mill Wheel Autumn light softens contours of geese the crisp air accentuates their narrative casts them back to Icelandic shores parted from the day before Unbroken quietude in the absence of silence Circling incessantly powered in silent passing by … Continue reading

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Petra Vergunst: Three poems

Three Bennachie poems     Pearls Once in the late summer birch wood knee-deep in heather flowers the trees’ small heart-shaped leaves glistened at the sun after a summer shower. Beneath it a spider cobweb spun between blueberry twigs hung … Continue reading

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