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Poem: The beauty that is found

Books & Poetry

Taking time for reflection is the inspiration for this week’s Poet’s Corner contribution from Camille Barr.

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The beauty that is found

In the days that tire the bones
the mind looks to escape
step back, breathe slow
observe time pass by

Refocus, delve within
break free in the reflection
reopen your heart
let it guide your sight

Hear the rain fall,
drop by drop
feel the sunshine,
flush of warmth
feel the sand at your feet,
sink them deep
lay still in the gentle embrace,
hug tighter
watch the light rise and fall,
stars sparkle
as the moon illuminates
unwind as the water washes it all away

Give it a moment,
let the tears fall
pick up strength
radiant beauty shines through.

Camille Barr was born and raised in Byron Bay in New South Wales. She now lives in Torquay on Victoria’s Bass Strait coast. Introduced to poetry at school at the age of nine, she was instantly drawn to its use of language to both tell a story and explore an idea. More about Camille and her life and poetry, including her 2017 collection Behind the Facade, can be found here.

Readers’ original and unpublished poems of up to 40 lines can be emailed, with postal address, to poetscorner@solsticemedia.com.au. Submissions should be in the body of the email, not as attachments. A poetry book will be awarded to each accepted contributor.

 

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