Fly, by Veronica Beedham

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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One response to “Fly, by Veronica Beedham

  1. Anonymous

    Absolutely beautiful

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