Poem by Gillian Prew (UK)
Published in The Ofi Press issue 44
| Nettle |
In her green stinging dress
she pulls light from air.
Her no-mind/her body blossoms –
she buries her deaf roots
listening for water’s ghost.
Dog-piss and dust/all the world’s weeping
with all her threads inside her.
Born Stirling, Scotland in 1966, Gillian Prew studied Philosophy at the University of Glasgow from 1984 to 1988. Her chapbook, Disconnections, can be purchased from erbacce-press (2011) and another chapbook, In the Broken Things, published by Virgogray Press (2011). Her collection, Throats Full of Graves, has been published in 2013 by Lapwing Publications. Her latest collection, A Wound’s Sound, was released from Oneiros Books in April 2014. Her website is https://gprew.wordpress.com/
Image: "Nettle" by Mark Skipper.