Friday Poem – ‘The Bittern’ by Sarah Wimbush


Our Friday Poem this week is ‘The Bittern’ by Sarah Wimbush from her new pamphlet Bloodlines which won the Mslexia/PBS Women’s Poetry Pamphlet Competition 2019.

Bloodlines is an exploration of Sarah Wimbush’s own Gypsy/Traveller heritage, a journey made by piecing together fragments of distant stories and a scattered language. Along the way, we meet people who are ‘tethered to the seasons’; voices that reverberate with a sense of family and resilience, and always with that constant wonder of being part of something colourful, untamed and rare.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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