This Spring we begin our poetry selection with Rodney Nelson’s May Day At The Farm. Comprising simple yet ambiguous images of sunrise, Nelson adds a deeper metaphorical dimension to the familiar. To follow, JP Reese’s lyrical poem, Dream, reveals a child’s love and admiration for his mother through a series of colorful and sensual images and musical rhythms. In Setareh Ebrahimi’s poem, Picture Book, similar images of the sensual are constructed to convey the narrator’s desire for an absent lover. Scotland Wedding, by Len Kuntz, continues the themes of love through its celebration of a youthful romance. It recalls a perfect moment in time, free from the trappings of pain, jealousy and neglect.
Our next poem, Duck-Egg Blue by Tayla Dalziel, is a brilliant fusion of the strange and the ordinary. Through its microscopic focus on the visual, it presents a scene of banal domesticity, rendering it unfamiliar through innovative diction and its experimental form. Moving away from the subjects of relationships and love, Jacqueline Jules provides an elegant portrayal of aging in the poem Water Knows The Secret. Her clever use of allegory emphasises the inescapable changes in our modern world, tendering advice on how best to meet its challenges.We finish with the humorous poem Ms Rantzen Entertains by Rich Davenport. Offering insight into the hilarious exploits of a truly novel character, we hope that this poem brings a smile to your face.