Collected Poems 1996 - 2017
This is a collection of poems, spanning twenty years, each of which captures a moment, an emotion or an idea.
They are not presented chronologically, or with dates. Instead, the poems are arranged in themes that emerge from the body of work.
The first theme, Flight-path, is about making a journey or finding yourself in another place.
The second theme, To be with you, explores the experience of being in a woman to woman relationship.
The poems in the third group, Time and tide, are meditations inspired by the cycles of nature, in particular the element of water.
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The probability of separate worlds meeting is very small. The lure of it is immense. We send starships. We fall in love.
(Jeanette Winterson Gut Symmetries 1997)
Time and tide
Has gone far
The sea bed
Shimmering in the
Whisper to me