WITH Thame Arts and Literature Festival just around the corner The Gazette has spoken to local amateur poet Alison Gill about her latest creation.
Alison was featured in an article in August last year with her poem The Happening when she was shortlisted for an award.
Her latest piece, Waterdrops (left), was inspired by Alison’s appreciation of rocks.
“My love of rocks comes from being brought up in Yorkshire and taking family holidays there as my mother’s family lived there.
“Some of the best work just comes to you like this one did.”
The 54 year old is a member of Thame Poetry Group who meet monthly.
Alison doesn’t enter poetry competitions since she felt hard done by when she entered a United Press competition only for her piece not to be considered due to an admin error.
Timeless motion goes unnoticed
Here high in the mountains
We have no hope
Because we already know the answer
Water drops, Seeping through the rock
The rock, Old and wise
Wrinkled and worn-weary, But never losing heart
Remains untouched for centuries
And centuries upon centuries to come
We do not care, Because we know
We just go on forever
What do we know? We cannot tell you
Because it is not our duty to tell, It is your question
Who know where the water flows?
The light changes our appearance
It will change yours if you let it
The sun warms us, Give it the opportunity to warm you
Then the warmth and light will be within you
And also around you
Giving you strength
Your heart will be filled with a strange longing
To discover more, Live as we live
For we never die, We just travel through the rock
We are here throughout all your tomorrows
Perhaps you too
May live forever
Perhaps life is not as you see it