Thursday, 22 December 2011

A beautiful sonnet by Alex Toms, shortly appearing on Platform 1.

Solstice Lullaby

Two nights ago, our whole world changed. And now

your Father’s struggling to fit the car seat.

Little One, you’ve no idea how

half wild, I gripped the hospital’s white sheets,

or how my screams shattered the frozen night,

almost cracked the moon in two. When you were born,

I swear the earth stopped in its tracks, gold light

flooded the room, winter withdrew. At dawn

I held you in my arms, a tightly wrapped

Christmas gift, your card left blank, unwritten,

our journey together yet to be mapped.

Come, let’s take you home, let’s strap you in.

The stars are watching as we drive past.

When did the universe become so vast?

Alex is a Wivenhoe poet and has had several of her poems published. If you fancy reading more, you can find another in the new 'Poetry Wivenhoe 2011' collection.

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