Testament: in an Embankment Garden
winner of first prize in the Nottingham Poetry Society's open competition. In her adjudication, competition judge Liz Berry wrote: "This poem is a beauty and I don't think I'll ever get tired of reading it. It's a wonderful mix of melancholy and hope, a beguiling, lyrical tale of rewilding, of our human world yielding to nature. I loved the direct address to the singing blackbird and the odd ecstasy of the ending. The couplet form and language work so well together too. What a gem of a poem."
Citation : Bell, K. (2016) Testament: in an Embankment Garden. np, web nottinghampoetrysociety.wordpress.com/competitions
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