I found out this morning that it was National Poetry Day and that the theme was stars. That was enough to inspire me!
I immediately thought of my brilliant summer with the Oxfam team. Whilst we were at WOMAD we spent quite a bit of time lying outside our tents staring at the sky. It was the most amazing way to pass the time and the experience has inspired my latest poem.
What makes you feel insignificant
Like gazing at the stars
Whilst lying in a field
No distraction from people or from cars
You continue to lie on the grass
For hours into the night
Stars keep on appearing
Night adds to your power of sight
But there is a sense of forboding
You start to realise
You’re looking at the past
And you no longer feel as wise
Will we ever understand
What’s happening in our sky?
Will we ever know it all?
Will we stop asking ourselves why?
Is information really power?
And will we ever really know?
The fun is finding out
The path to knowledge can be slow