Treasure Island

Jacqui Thewless

(November,1955 / Manchester, UK)

Biography of Jacqui Thewless

Jacqui Thewless poet

B.A.(hons.) Creative Writing graduate (Trinity College, Carmarthen, Wales) . All poems, in previous or present forms, are Copyright Jacqui Thewless. All rights reserved.
The author, whose surname before marriage was Hardman, lives in Pembrokeshire, West Wales. Updates


Every year in winter I forget what spring is like. Here in Pembroke, and throughout the county, the first harbinger is a white froth of Blackthorn blossom – before the first greening of trees. Yet white is cool; a chaste colour. Later, when the first young green leaves in the hedgerows peep, a sense of warmth to come is quickened and our spirits lift.
At home, I feed the garden birds until the end of March. It is a rare treat to catch a glimpse of the wren.

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