Upper Forge – Poetry by Chantale Davies

Ralph Hotere – Dawn/Water Poem (after Manhire)

Like splintered stained-glass, dawn breaks
over country lanes aspiring to naught
and slowly, the village wakes
to seek what the new day has brought.
A pebble ripples on water,
the cottages around totter,
felt by oblivious dwellers beside it,
reposing in the trembling quiet.


About the Poet

Chantale Davies is an aspiring writer from the UK. She writes conversational poetry inspired by nature. Her previous work includes running creative writing sessions at her local school, having short scripts produced by her local theatre, and some poems published by Young Writers.

For the first time in nearly five years, Vita Brevis is closed for submission. Read the full story here.

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