POEM Elisabeth Sennett Clough

NWR Issue 118

A Butterfly Named John

A butterfly outside the window, its thin wings speak the language of the breeze. I point to the glass and her eyes follow to the flower it dances around, again and again. A cabbage white, I say. She replies, I think I shall christen him John. I tell her it’s a strong name...


Elisabeth Sennett Clough is the author of Glass (Best Pamphlet Saboteur Awards 2017) and a full collection, Sightings (Michael Schmidt Award for Best Portfolio). A poem from Sightings was published in Forward Book of Poetry 2018. Other poems have appeared in The Rialto, Poem, Mslexia, Wasafiri, Magma, The Cannon’s Mouth and Stand. Her poems have won prizes in numerous competitions and her work has been widely anthologised. You can find Elisabeth's website here.

       


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