Each week, I select a winning poem from the “Indie Poetry Please” feature on Instagram, which is announced here on my blog, and on the Self-Publishing Advice Podcast and Livestream from the Alliance of Independent Authors.
Liezel says of her poetry: “I find beauty in the ordinary, then I tell of it”. Exactly right.
Here she tells of the beauty in a recent encounter: “when I was prayed for by a robin”.
when I was prayed for by a robin
when i stop by the tree at the edge of the loch
the afternoon sunny
none of them alive
to the bird on the branch
right in front of us
when i bend down
to put the weight of my life down
sees what i am doing
holy eyes shining
the perfect black diamond
of his wide open beak
because he saw
with awe, and me
for anything that tastes like beauty
he feeds me a song
If you’re a poet and would like to submit a poem for consideration, tag your poem with #indiepoetryplease. More details at OrnaRoss.com/submit
Thank you for reading and listening. I’ll be back with more poems next week. Take care, until next time, may your lives be filled with poetry.