Friday, 5 March 2021

AFTER THE PILGRIMAGE

 


Another revised poem. 

You can read the last version here.

After The Pilgrimage

Cape Finesterre


finally the fire caught

aided in no small part

by the razor wind

that cut across the beach


we watched the clothes we had worn

all those long miles to Santiago burn


then looking beyond the sea

to where our former lives waited

no one spoke

Discussing the poem with the Secret Poets, they felt that the poem was more understandable once you knew that the narrator had been on a pilgrimage to Santiago. 

As we discussed the poem it became clear that the penultimate line was unnecessary. Small changes but hopefully they increase understanding. 

The talented Annabelle Chvostek has just released a third single to herald her new album.

Until next time.

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