News and a small poem

The news is that I have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Black Bough Poetry for my poem Wisdom, that took second place in the Dai Fry Award for Mystical Poetry.

This is the small poem.

Day grows from green to gold to white

Through dim light we watch
mimosa leaves raining
confetti-coins
wrapped in gold foil
egrets meadow-stalking
stilt-legged and long-beaked
in raiment of monarchs.

Last sun finds the fent
in the cloud-cloak
and dim day swells
into a regal evening.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

39 thoughts on “News and a small poem”

    1. Thank you! Matthew wanted to tell me ‘in person’ yesterday evening but I don’t have any of the apps, or an iphone to get face time, and I was getting supper ready and there’s only wifi here if you’re right next to the router (rooter?) in the study…

    1. I’d be proud to be considered a friend of yours ๐Ÿ™‚
      I know a nomination isn’t winning, but to have my name put forward by people who know me, is worth more than an unknown judge’s approval.

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