Poem by Ceinwen E Cariad Haydon : Release from Quarantine

Release from Quarantine

       I walk out of my west-facing back door, 
surrender to blustery winds soaked in sunned warmth. 
       Breezes snatch my blue batik dress by the hem 
    and my cream harem pants billow like sails propelling 
swift schooners on high seas. My skin flushes, sheens salt-sweat 
     by the time I skirt the village green. Summertime swirls,
wraps me round with dancing butterflies, lifts my mood and ears
   with tapestries of birdsong. I stop clenching my jaw, grinding 
  my teeth. I breath full and deep for the first time in two weeks. 
  My itchy feet find a cadence, a match for my release. I wander
in the waiting world, neighbourly and new, glimpse paths to explore 
          and streams to leap. Full-leafed trees rustle and sway
                                      gifting gentle shade.

                       I inhale, smell wild garlic to gather, 
seasoning for tonight’s al fresco tea. I grin. Bluebells nod to me
   
                       and welcome solitary bees.  
 

Bio:

Ceinwen lives near Newcastle upon Tyne, UK and writes short stories and poetry. She is widely published in online magazines and print anthologies. Her first chapbook, ‘Cerddi Bach’ [Little Poems], was published in July 2019 by Hedgehog Press. Her first pamphlet is due to be published in December 2021. She is a Pushcart Prize (2019 & 2020) and Forward Prize (2019) nominee. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from Newcastle University (2017). After a career in the public sector, she is now developing practice as a participatory arts facilitator. She believes everyone’s voice counts.

By davidlonan1

David writes poetry, short stories, and writings that'll make you think or laugh, provoking you to examine images in your mind. To submit poetry, photography, art, please send to feversofthemind@gmail.com. Twitter: @davidLOnan1 + @feversof Facebook: DavidLONan1

Leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s