I am proud to announce that one of my poems has been published in Women’s Day Derby’s magazine. This year, alongside the programme of event, they published a selection of poems, blogs, thoughts and biographies to inspire. They also provided a safe space to read, so I sang my song, ‘These Streets’ a capella and read ‘Fragment of a Folk Song’ and a new version of ‘Shred’.
Here is the poem again for your perusal, or you can check out all the works at https://womensdayderby.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/iwd-magazine-2017-printed-mercia-version.pdf (though the text is not currently showing). There will be a longer version published later in the month.
This is my refuge
All is calm and white and open. Nothing
Is perched, ready to fall. Surfaces
Are clear and useful. Bookshelves
Drip onto the page but never stick.
There are too many changes to track
too many tracks to change
and you never listen.
Dreams run on emptiness.
You held me down so long
I came out of the other side.
Now watch me fly.
(c) Rebecca Deans 2015