This time next week I will have submitted three poems – alongside a short story and a piece of drama – for the MA. I’ve been advised to be as bold with my poetry as I am with my prose – to be as confident. So I have tried. I wrote this today and as I’ve said before, I am an Absolute Beginner at poetry. I have no confidence that this is anything other than unspeakably awful, but I don’t just want to write and submit something that is ok. I’d rather be bold and fail than be safe. So, here it is. It is pretty rough, I’m going to work on it tomorrow, probably make it longer,but I thought I’d put it up for feedback, however roughthat feedback is.
What I See When I Look For You
dangling in the tree above the pond,
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