Lines On The Lockdown


Sandycove, County Dublin at the weekend

The Other Side

When the frantic world
Is all too much
For your brain

Go into the other side
Of solid things
Poetry filled with sandy beaches
And teacups

Quiet blankets, rivers and monologues
Silent weeping, moon frogs and romance
Floorboards that creak

When the news
Makes you dizzy
With lost breath

Go to the other side
Of history, long lost loves
And the quiet knell of grass, so wise

Rain strewn landscapes
The darkness of night
Littered with stars
And century old bumblebees

Escape for a while
And join us on the other side
Remember why it is
We need to fight

Roberta Cappieri

Lines on the lockdown to marked ‘Lines On The Lockdown’


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