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Friday, 29 March 2013

Another Passionate Issue

The Spring Issue of the newly-designed Passionate Transitory is now onlineDo take a look. It's bigger and brighter than ever before! This new edition contains 61 poems by 29 poets — 16 of them new contributors. Once more, the standard of writing is very high, I think.

The Run

She had hoped for a hare.
Just one, something fast and mad,
ripping the moon-damp fields,
a thumper like herself.

Instead, after half an hour,
when her sneakers were soaked,
and the mist had dropped
like a bowl over Cherbury Camp,

muntjacs stepped out of the cloud;
paused for a moment, scarcely parting
the pearl and mushroom air; then ran
in trinity towards the copse.

Annette Volfing


Ruth said...

Congratulations, Robert! I have read several poems so far and am savoring them.

Annette Volfing's three are wonderful. I love this snapshot of a morning run, the expanse from a small hope to eternal possibility, which, if we're lucky, is how a poem and a walk/run can turn.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Oh Robert, that 'she' could have been me. You know my passion for hares and blow me if I didn't see a muntjac down our lane a few months ago. Lovely poem.

George said...

Very impressed, Robert, with this new edition of TPT. It was great to begin with, but is getting even better.

Annette Volfing's poems are beautifully crafted, and I am looking forward to going through the remainder of the offerings.

A really find contribution, Robert. Keep up the good work!

The Solitary Walker said...

Thanks Ruth, Pat and George. I agree — Annette Volfing is a real talent.