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Showcase – A Postcard From Spain In Winter

This week’s entry by Mary Walsh is a simple but timely poem. Submitted to Pen to Print for consideration several weeks ago, the original purpose was the paint a picture with words of the beauty of a Mediterranean coastal view, specifically in Spain. But given how the world has changed in the last weeks and months, and considering how many of us around the UK and the rest of the globe are currently experiencing isolation and quarantine, Mary’s short work has inherited new meaning. While it continues to use as few words as possible to invoke imagery of a cloudless night sky and a shimmering morning, we are transported to a place of beauty and warmth like never before. At a time when few friends and family are able to take a holiday, this is a delightful postcard for us all to receive!

Keep on writing!

Dan (Associate Editor)

 

A Postcard from Spain in Winter by Mary Walsh

mary walsh postcard from spain in winter

When the stars tire of the plush night skies

As dawn breaks they fall into

The cool azure blue of the Mediterranean

And sparkle in the waters.

© Mary Walsh 2020

 

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When the stars tire of the plush night skies
As dawn breaks they fall into
The cool azure blue of the Mediterranean
And sparkle in the waters.