Tan Morgan

Rookie (29th September 1972 / Wales)

Branwen And The Starling - Poem by Tan Morgan

You were my shadow in the darkness
of the kneading-trough.
I taught you to speak, to love;
named you for the child I lost,
Gwern, my Gwern.

>> I might lose myself in the hills of Harlech,
>> leave you trapped;
>> I might haunt these woods along the shore
>> and not return.

My finger traced the scales of your foot,
threw me back ten years
to a bark gate and a sheep track
where I played barefoot on rock.

>> You sent me flapping at the wind's whim,
>> a voice above the waves - to taunt
>> forbidden ships - to save you;
>> but the trees tonight are full of spring.

The beat of your wings brought breezes of home;
your eye's liquid, the lake my childhood lost;
under the milky way of your plumage,
my hopes go whirling through the dark.


Comments about Branwen And The Starling by Tan Morgan

  • (11/9/2007 12:05:00 AM)

    i am all a' tither from these images... please submit more of your work... (Report) Reply

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  • (7/4/2007 5:16:00 PM)

    Tan, some fabulous imagery, you've recreated an archaic atmosphere in a few well chosen words. I like both style and form. Rgds, Ivan (Report) Reply

  • (6/22/2007 6:34:00 PM)

    Wonder full :)

    p.s. seems I have to have 20 chars in order to post...
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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 22, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 15, 2011


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