Thursday 7 July 2022

Woolworth Days


According to Billy Collins, Poet Laureate, poets are all pillagers and magpies so here's a little poem inspired by reading Vona Groarke's Against Loss

I'm always startled by the shift in time a scent can cause......a split second of memory breaking through.

With the scent of coconut shower gel

the cheap brand

probably from Woolworths

comes you in your young day

one snapshot only.

Kate Bush curls and hippy flounces

cheesecloth dirndl scattering

sandalwood in its wake

your head full of Heathcliff.

Are you still there young girl?

Are you still there?

Copyright 2022 Cathy Leonard All rights reserved

1 comment:

  1. I just made the connection - Heathcliff and Cathy!!