Now, I’ve had two challenges for my heart and wardrobe themes, and they’re both such good poems…….
The first is the Heart affair, Sharron Green has offered up a super piece of her having the heart of a butterfly. It’s so beautiful – do read on…
My Heart would be a Butterfly
My heart would be a butterfly
and I would flutter softly by
socialising with each flower
relishing my happy hour
Wasn’t that so lovely and tender? Thank you, Sharron. I had great fun illustrating this vivid poem, having never drawn flowers and butterflies before. So an extra thank you for opening up that world to me.
I’ve had super fun illustrating the next challenge too – the Wardrobe poem from the wonderful Trisha Broomfield
A poignant and moving piece, do read on
They’re all in there, partying without me
the cream Lauren Bacall trousers
swishing away to the blues,
the equally swishy Margo Leadbetter jumpsuit
the red dress with a waist,
bought when I thought I had one,
all unworn because the occasion for occasion wear
Knee deep below
the handbags bought to match
who knows what,
the heels essential to keep the swishy trousers
from tripping me up.
There’s the hat, a one off Philip Treacy
so special it’s still in its silver box
the occasions now limited to pulling the wheelie bin
to the end of the drive
and meeting the fish delivery masked man.
In my dreams I am Lauren Bacall
and Margo Leadbetter
while my wardrobe rocks with the sound of the blues and laughter.
Trisha Broomfield 02.02.2021
Wasn’t that just beautiful? And its very wistfulness will resonate with a lot of us. So come on, you poets, get those wardrobes open…. Thank you so much for that, Trisha. Lovely piece
Thank you both, in fact, to the lovely poets Sharron Green and Trisha Broomfield.
Tune in real soon, PL’s, there’s gonna be an interview……….