This poem by Society member Veronica Beedham was published in the Society’s Folio #73. Veronica’s Overton Prize winning pamphlet A Sense of Place is available from Loughborough University
Fly It balances finely on the fine edge of the page, its legs thinner than print, than ink. Combs microscopic dust from its eyes, from tiny, hinged wings. Its luminous body is a finical artwork in aquamarine, studded with darkness, almost Elizabethan. Its antennae, wind-sensing, will keep it poised, airborne in the space just above this poem.
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