I mostly post my poetry first on Instagram, (unless it is a patron-exclusive poem). Then, each Sunday here on the blog, I post the poem that has got the most Insta likes.

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The poems are inspired by photographs, sometimes taken by me, sometimes by others.

My most popular poem on Instagram this week was, “Quiet Start”.

And now for this week’s poem:

Quiet Start

I come down to the ocean
step out onto sand.
Curl a white, broken pebble
into my palm.

I feel the sun slide upwards
from the level of my eyes.
Rise through the cloudscape,
enlighten the skies.

I inhale the waves’ out-breath,
breathe it back to restart.
Begin the day and its doings
at its quiet heart.

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