Sally Evans

Rookie - 20 Points (1942 / London)

Mirror (Flanders Moss, Near Stirling) - Poem by Sally Evans

I hear the water swishing down,
this equilibrium of rain.

I think of waterfalls and trees
leaves dipped with liquid weight,

river floods that rush and foam
from clouds and burns to every firth

but more, how the wet-sated moss
blinks this raised mirror full of light,

invites parched earthlings to stumble
and plowter in its star-shaped pools,

or patchy depths and aqueous animals,
their lives made possible by mist and rain

as my life has been made possible in Scotland,
this country I love for its rain.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Poets, Peat and Poetry: a Poetry Scotland special supplement for the Flanders Moss Project.This poem may be heard and watched as Filmpoem 23 by Alistair Cook

Comments about Mirror (Flanders Moss, Near Stirling) by Sally Evans

  • (1/8/2013 6:35:00 PM)

    This poem has been made into a Filmpoem: Filmpoem 23 by Alastair Cook. easy to find on the internet (Report) Reply

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  • (5/10/2012 3:08:00 PM)

    A really great poem, like it, a great write.
    May i invite you to read my new poem called,
    Indian forefathers.
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 10, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, June 11, 2013

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