Archive for June 21st, 2015

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Winter Solstice by Karen Knight

The annual Antarctic depression
wrapped in a thick gauze of cloud
rides pillion with the Bridgewater Jerry

across the Derwent River
over the tops of hills
round as a nudist colony

like a fog snake
it sheds its skin
trails a giant smudge through the city

The homeless stand between
freeze and thaw.
They are frost shadows

holding the ice
long after their sorrows
have melted around them.


Date: 2007

By: Karen Knight (1950- )