The Poem of the Week is 'Imogen – 10 months old' by Trevor Homer

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This weeks Poem of the Week is the delightful 'Imogen - 10 months old' by Trevor Homer, a beautiful poetic tribute to a specific young girl as well as an ode to the innocence of youth itself and the joy it casts upon those that witness it.

With gorgeous, gentle language, Trevor invites us in to a personal family scene and leaves us in no doubt of the awe and wonder felt in the presence of a new life.

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Imogen - 10 months old

by Trevor H\omer


I stand with my back to the sink

While your grandmother rummages

In cupboards below. Gazing up,

She meets your expectant face

Seemingly suspended in mid air.

You are bent almost backwards;

Determined to know what world of wonder

Exists on those shelves.

I fear to move, so like a little bird you were,

Nestling into the crook of my neck,

Rubbing your silken-hair against my skin,

Fledgling-like, perched on the bough of my arm.

I thought for a moment you would slip from the nest

Of my embrace and fly around the kitchen.

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Sun 26th May 2019 17:49

Hi Trevor
A beautiful poem
Well done!

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Jon Stainsby

Wed 22nd May 2019 19:34

Congratulations, Trevor.


Wed 22nd May 2019 13:28

great poem!
one day Imogen will read this
and cry.

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dorinda macdowell

Wed 22nd May 2019 11:35

Truly beautiful...

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Wed 22nd May 2019 11:24

Lovely poem, Trevor, I can imagine the scene. Well done on POTW. Really good poem.

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keith jeffries

Tue 21st May 2019 07:42


a poem of intense beauty and love. Congratulations, well deserved and well done.


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Martin Elder

Mon 20th May 2019 14:14

Beautiful poem Trevor which is nicely rounded up the final line

'slipping from my embrace and fly round the kitchen'
wonderful and a richly deserved POTW


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Stan Bloxham

Mon 20th May 2019 10:46

Delightful, deceptively simple poem, Trevor.
The move from description to the 'fledgling' image is so apt, and everyone who's held an infant in their arms can relate to that feeling.

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Mon 20th May 2019 08:30


I am so very pleased that 'IIMOGEN' has been chosen as POTW.
It is a beautiful poem, intimate, sincere and so touching.



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