We wait, each warming season Linking arms, an unspoken promise To surround the young With wild sweets woven Pink into the green grass, A foxglove and violet world Beyond the water. This is the nursery that the Moorhen chicks see - Meadowsweet soft clouds, lullaby white To black down wanderings, Wildflowers the scattered, speckled universe To eyes just opened Close to the earth. Before they learn fear, red coats And whiskers - all the reasons To hide, They will know us - buttercup Reflections, daisy decorations, Yellow-dusted purple, The gentle wild. LJ Ireton
LJ is a poet and bookseller from London. She has a 1st Class B.A. Honours in English Language and Literature from The University of Liverpool. Her poems have been published by numerous journals including: Minnow Literary, Green Ink, The Madrigal, Noctivagant Press, Spellbinder Magazine, Drawn to the Light, Acropolis Journal, Mausoleum Press, Cerasus Magazine and The Amphibian Literary Journal. LJ’s poetry features in the Renard Press ‘Spectrum’ poetry anthology published in October 2022.