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"Yoga for Swans" by Penny Sharman


by Penny Sharman

All night incoming waves roll pebbles on the storm beach as the girl struggles with fear, her sweat, lack of breath, the drums in her heart and screaming mind. All night the incoming waves pummel the oyster shells on Llanddona sands where emptiness echoes in the girl`s ears, not one giving an answer to her plea for peace. All night the girl searches for just one pearl to hold in her hand, to calm her in the driving seat, to be the passenger, to leave control under a gravestone at St. Dona`s church. All night the lost witches rumble spells through the glazed glass and washed floor boards inside Gorphwysa, a place of rest, where each window sees Red Wharf bay. All night she walks down the hill in dreams: it`s easy to paddle in the shallow ocean, it`s easy to place worries in a paper boat, to sail them to somewhere out of her white room.


Penny has been writing poetry for over 10 years and has an MA in Creative Writing from Edge Hill University. Penny has been published in various magazines and anthologies such as The Interpreters House, Obsessed with Pipework, Poetry Quarterly, Outburst, Picaroon, Strix and Marble and also Beautiful Dragons Anthologies. Penny is an artist, photographer and therapist with an eye for the lens and music for the words. She loves to dance when her ageing joints allow.

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