Volume 2 Issue 2: Wildlife

Chill Out

Lynn White

I close my eyes
and listen
to the birds.
I can’t name them,
but it doesn’t matter,
I can still feast on their song.
well some sing beautifully,
others need to learn.
I sympathise with them,
I can’t sing either,
but it doesn’t matter,
there’s no one to hear me
if I join in.

I close my eyes 
and listen
to the insects.
I hear their fly past
and their settling on nearby plants.
Sometimes they will alight on me
as if they wish to examine
this strange creature,
this lone interloper 
in their world.
I open my eyes 
when I feel them
so that I can admire
their beauty
and strangeness
before they move on,
or crawling
and leave me alone again.


Lynn White lives in north Wales. Her work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people she has known or imagined. She is especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality. She was shortlisted in the Theatre Cloud ‘War Poetry for Today’ competition and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and a Rhysling Award. Her poetry has appeared in many publications including: Apogee, Firewords, Vagabond Press, Light Journal and So It Goes Journal. Find Lynn at: https://lynnwhitepoetry.blogspot.com and https://www.facebook.com/Lynn-White-Poetry-1603675983213077/

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