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Sunday, 22 May 2016

Gartan Session Group Poem

This poem was written by the participants at our Gartan Session on 21 May 2016. Each person contributed to the poem:

Surfacing

Running running but not to escape
if you see you must witness
I sit back and rejoice
hands that wish to hold other things
the beauty contest is now a temple
where everybody wins
released not suppressed
out there somewhere
the sea tastes of summer
like the waves, I lap to the shoreline
the last vestiges of preciousness
wading, plodding, pulling water 
to surface.