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Not afraid

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Not afraid

“Summer broke and drained. Now we are safe.
The days lose confidence, and can be faced
Indoors.”
             (Philip Larkin)


She watches how a single shard of light
passes through the gap between
her grandmother’s old curtains,
touching all it passes, till it finds
the mantelpiece and the hairline cracks
in the Chinese vase she broke,

when she was five years’ old
and not afraid of movement,
not afraid of touching colours,
dancing like the dust – delighted to be
caught by any searching tendril
of the sun’s bright web.

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  1. Date: 9/30/2009 4:18:00 PM
    What an interesting view. Good use of imagery. Congratulations on making it through the first round in the contest. Good luck in the finals! Karen

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 3:14:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poem making it through the first round.Wishing you the best in the finals Jan. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/8/2009 6:11:00 PM
    Congratulations. Beautiful poem. Nice imagery and playful.

  1. Date: 8/8/2009 5:15:00 PM
    Congratulations on being featured. Great writing. Sara

  1. Date: 8/8/2009 1:15:00 PM
    Very well-written. I love any detail imgery of the intangibles, especially light...

  1. Date: 8/7/2009 8:35:00 AM
    This is a wonderful write, a well deserved feature of this week. This piece is awesome and you such a creative poet too. Keep writing. Adeleke

  1. Date: 8/3/2009 7:54:00 PM
    Jan this poem is outstanding and certainly deserves to be featured - congratulations - God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 8/3/2009 12:04:00 PM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being selected to be featured this week . Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/3/2009 11:56:00 AM
    Nice, Congrats on the feature......:JP]

  1. Date: 8/3/2009 9:21:00 AM
    congratulations on your featured poem, God bless you from diane

  1. Date: 8/3/2009 4:33:00 AM
    Congratulations on being featured>>James