I am a poet from West Yorkshire, currently based in the Calder Valley and publishing collections under the Caterpillar Poetry press http://simonzonenblickcaterpillarpoet.blogspot.com/ I work in libraries and am also working in local radio and in film. My film about Branwell Bronte's Calder Valley Years was produced and premiered for Branwell's bicentenary in 2017, and includes interviews with Bronte experts at the Haworth Bronte Parsonage, Bronte biographer Juliet Barker, and many Calder Valley poets, artists and residents https://vimeo.com/ondemand/humblestation You can see examples of my more home-made video work, largely relating to poetry, here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz-mwhbWisTCpRKN335x4pA I am very interested in poetry of all periods and genres. My favourite poets include Baudelaire, Coleridge, Keats, GM Hopkins, Kathleen Raine, Philip Larkin, Harold Massingham, Lynne Wycherley, Daniel Healy, Musaemura Zimunya, Jean-Joseph Rabearivolo, Ana Blandiana, Ivan Davidkov, Vasko Popa, Gerry Singh, Victoria Gatehouse.
DAMSELFLY Split moon-fringe, silk-slice blue as threaded sapphire, you haunt pond air at July sunrise. Floating flake, like a breeze-blown vein you come, half visible, a slither of translucency, disappearing into reed beds, invisible. From Little Creatures (Caterpillar Poetry, 978-0-957504004)
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