Wednesday, May 12, 2010

On the Grass Cloud




Come and celebrate a new generation of Dumfries writers in the launch of 'On the Grass Cloud' at 7.00pm May 20th at the Midsteeple in Dumfries. All proceeds go to the Moat Brae Trusts to aid their attempts to restore Moat Brae House and its gardens as a 'living memorial to the creative imagination'. Entrance free. Some refreshments. Booklets minimum donation £3.



On the Grass Cloud


The day was yellow, orange and red
a bright autumn day by
the river’s vibrant murk
Here I was a child
though my memory’s as thin as the leaves
Fall next to me on the grass cloud
breathe in the branches
and sing their song
the last colour shed from the bud
the final colours
the day’s yellow orange and red


Sophie Tonnar

8 comments:

Titus said...

Well done on the booklet. I'll try and get there.

hope said...

Seems you and Titus are leading the way! Best wishes on your event....yet another that I can't get to thanks to my busy schedule. Okay, so it's due to a thin wallet and fear of ash clouds. ;)

Marion said...

What a gorgeous poem, sounds like it'll be a great night.

Wigeon said...

Brill poem and I really like the illustration. Well done to the contributors. Trust it goes well for all concerned, but I'll try to get there to see for myself.

Titus said...

Will you please get that Roncadora post sorted out as you are clogging up my dashboard with a promise of riches that never arrives. Much like my Moat Brae payment.

Titus said...

Hoorah! In more ways than one...

Have crossed everything it is possible to cross, have a great trip and don't forget to go to The Museum of London. Just re-opened. Interesting things. About English people.

Brilliant news on the shortlist. Judges of taste!

Marion said...

Congratulations, that's amazing!!

hope said...

I enjoy being able to brag that I know people who are SOMEONE. :)

Good for you!