Poetry

An Ocean of Patience

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I’m absolutely delighted to share a project close to my heart… An Ocean of Patience is a film-poem and dance performance, and a creative response to the provocation “How can organisations and institutions integrate more inclusive practices to benefit communities through platforming disabled* artists?“   An Ocean of Patience Watch/listen to the captioned video  …

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Black Lives Matter Mural Trail Scotland

2020 was the strangest year. So tough in many ways but some wonderful things also happened. I became an auntie again, found support in disabled and writing communities, leaned deep into writing poetry and had some poems published. One of the most exciting commissions I had was to create work for the Black Lives Matter…

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Published in Multiverse – a new science fiction poetry anthology

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3 min | I’m thrilled to announce that I have two poems, The Thaw and Tempest to be published in Multiverse – New International Science Fiction Poetry published by Shoreline of Infinity, co-edited by Russell Jones and Rachel Plummer. This is exciting on many levels… These are my very first poems to be published, EVER. I have self-published a few poems online – here on my…

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Glimmer of the Harvest – a poem by Jeda Pearl

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2 min | Glimmer of the Harvest   Death weaves his gossamer, silken threads around you, splicing through your veins. His ragdoll eyelashes dust your cheek. He snuffles, urgent, in your ear – archaic, fragile babe afeard of what the dark may hold.   His scent, a glimpse of memory, half-woken – a molluscs’ secretion, it shimmers on your periphery.…

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For my daughter – a poem by Jeda Pearl

2 min | This poem is for my daughter and all daughters…   On this day and all days may love find its way to you and to all womxn. May we wait upon each smile, may we light up your eyes and celebrate your work, seen and unseen. May we keep learning from you,…

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Roots – a poem by Jeda Pearl

2 min | Roots I am a thistle Prickly on the outside Strong on the outside Defiant Defended   But on the inside I am thistledown delicate gossamer momentary Blown this way and that, you could crush me with one sigh   I am ackee Tough on the outside Bold on the outside Vivacious Distinctive…

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