Poem: Fused to the Impossible Blue

 

butterfliesIncinerate this sadness,

the way it blossoms

just under my heart.

Push down the old shadows.

Make me a towering oak

on a cloudless day in June,

or a hummingbird fused

to the impossible blue.

I’m tired of this oily numbness,

how it blooms like a red tide.

Rip off my skin, let me bleed away.

Jude Neale wins SPM Book Prize

for her book Splendid in its Silence
In describing work the jury says "This is brave and bold writing: the technique always rising to meet the demands of the poem’s multifarious and far-reaching concerns." It will be presented this spring in London. Read their full review.

Jude's next poetry collection

Splendid in its Silence

Launches in London on April 8th
The book is being published and launched by Sentinel Poetry Movement publishing. On Bowen Island, BC, books will be available for sale at Phoenix and other independent book stores. Jude will have a big Bowen Island Launch in May 2017.


Jude Reads Her Poetry

Hear Jude’s new poems Wildberry and Places Beyond

Accompanied by composer Thomas Beckman. (See audio player above.)