sun high above the harbour,
all is quiet
except for the ferry that docks every hour
to collect tourists,
and the occasional morning boat
tugging slowly to its destination.
The sea is calm and glinting softly
and there is nothing turbulent,
no breeze or murmur,
no mention of the way the world really is,
so you know you must
try to keep it somehow,
and watch it closely
and hold it for all the moments
that won’t be like this;
the sweet industry of the harbour,
its ferry and its boats,
the waiting captain and idle walkers,
talking busily in the middle of their lives.
Name: Tom Harding
Place of residence: Northampton UK
Your favourite quote:
In this world we walk along the roof of hell gazing at flowers - Issa
Your one wish for the world:
Learn to do less and be more.
Where can we find out more about you (Website link):
A small bio about you:
I am a poet and illustrator based in Northampton UK. My second collection of poetry, Afternoon Music, is available now from Palewell Press.