Reflections, Upwey by Sharon Phillips




Sharon retired from her job as Principal of a sixth form college in 2015. Since then, she has been learning to write poetry again, after a break of 40 years. Many of her poems celebrate the beauty of the Isle of Portland, where she lives with her husband. Recent poems have been published in Three Drops from a Cauldron and Atrium and are forthcoming in The High Window.






















Reflections, Upwey 


After M.C. Escher





headwaters seep

            from chalk downs

                        through limestone,

            spill from the rock


springflow a thin glaze

            on a sandy bed

purls downstream

            pools deep under trees


            crowsfoot, moss

                        and watercress

thread the crowns

            of hazel and ash


leaf-fall floats yellow

            on pearl-grey cloud.



Sharon Phillips


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