Welcome to Post-weekend Poetry and the ninetieth poem in this series. This week’s piece sees the return of poet Robert Warwick Green.
With vim in my veins I swam with the stream,
I went through a change that the chrysalis take.
Went to sleep as a rain drop awoke as a lake.
Now music spans that yawning space
A fragrance leaves its hiding place,
Vibrations clear the dusty nooks
Ideas dance let off their hooks.
Change undertaken, metamorphosis complete,
My colour now is much more discreet,
I’ve managed to untie my mind of the knots
Now I’m the leopard that changed his spots.
I asked Robert what prompted this piece and he said…
The inspiration came when I realized that my life had turned from rainy days to sunny ways.
That’s great to hear and a lovely poem. Thank you, Robert.
Robert Warwick Green was born in Perth, Scotland in the shadow of the war years, I949. Secondary school educated, Robert started work at the age of fifteen, and had a variety of jobs. Robert traveled extensively around the world, coming to Ireland in 1979 where he lived in East Cork for some years before moving to Mallow, Co Cork, where he now resides.
He is the winner of Simon community poetry contest 2004 and Robert’s poetry has also featured in a film of the same year, shown at the Cork Film Festival.
Robert is also a contributor to many anthologies in New Zealand, UK, and USA.
You can find out more about Robert and his writing from:
- http://www.amazon.co.uk/93-Crumbs-Pen-POETRY-ebook/dp/B00BG8GATU (eBook, UK store)
- http://www.amazon.com/93-Crumbs-Pen-POETRY-ebook/dp/B00BG8GATU (eBook, US store)
- http://www.amazon.co.uk/93-Crumbs-Pen-FOLKS-POETRY/dp/1479782785 (paperback, UK store)
- http://www.amazon.com/93-Crumbs-Pen-FOLKS-POETRY/dp/1479782785 (paperback, US store)
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