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