Thanks Jude at Halls Writers Forum, St Edmund Hall, Oxford.
Nicely done, I have a hum book too … and frightening a little, dark emotion evoked with natural imagery … who else hums to keep the scary things away? My favourite of your two Scum poems Sonia.
quietly humming here,
from the hum book,
still thinking on that river.
flowing hard today, peat black,
down from the valley above,
turbulent, dark current blind,
yet silvered edged
disappointed at the madog flow,
tiding edging in , brought a yellow scum,
like badness in a marraige.
i hum in the dusk
at the pity of
of bandages through eyes
that cannot see
**( notes i cannot tag here) and if i could, who would you see?
the voiced pledges.