Jenny Hamlett

Jenny Hamlett has an MA in creative writing, has facilitated writing workshops and was Poet in Residence for Cassies, a garden on the Isle of Wight. She organised Penzance Poetry Society Stanza and is the current Treasurer of Moor Poets in Devon.

The Grey Mare’s Waterfall

Discovered late evening
                the fall
is the colour of a woman’s hair
as she strides
                her last few years.
This sheer beauty
                offers no pulling back
from the uninhibited
down vertical rock
a snatching of time,
                hurling it
into the pool.
If seconds were iron bars
                she could jam
in the cog wheels of a mill
she could not keep them,
                against this grey fall.
Better to turn away
one slow, hard step
after another towards
                the winter pass
at Lairigmor.

Jenny Hamlett

in collection Playing Alice, Indigo Dreams Publishing, 2017;
previously in ARTEMISpoetry Issue 7, 2011
and Words in Air app, 2013

Playing Alice, 2017, Indigo Dreams Publishing, ISBN 978-1-9108343-2-9
Talisman, 2009, Indigo Dreams Publishing, ISBN 978-0-9561991-9-5
The Sandtiger, 1994, Longman, ISBN 0-582-12169-8

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