Making the transition from Psychologist to poet has been Jenny McRobert’s most pleasurable journey. Despite the disadvantage of being taught it at school, poetry has been her lifelong passion. She has always known it, though her career demanded writing of a different sort (Psychology textbooks and articles). Now she has migrated to a land that she loves, has spent the past five years developing as a poet. Her poem ‘Home’ won second prize in the Hyde 100 Poetry Competition. Recently published poems are: ‘Touched’ Picaroon Poetry Issue 12, May 2018; ‘Jezebel’ Ink Sweat and Tears, October 2018; ‘Silver Samovar’and ‘Bakelite Blintzes’ The High Window, Issue 13, Spring 2019.
an ancient song,
in the gloss of her rainbow wings
melting the sun
in bulrushes’ ears
singing the stillness
Her speed follows no pattern,
a careering joy-ride
skimming her black speck
Her flight-thread is anchored dream-deep,
in a place before memory
where if dare go, I might find her song.