The Leap

I have a poem in this month’s issue of Visual Verse, in which writers have been inspired by an image by Andi Sapey and Other Dance Art. I’m in great company again, with poets such as Misky Braendeholm and Sarah Connor.

You can find my poem on page 22 of Visual Verse Volume 7 Chapter 10 or you can go directly to the poem, entitled ‘The Leap‘.

44 thoughts on “The Leap

  1. I find this so sad and beautifully poignant. I enjoyed these lines the most in your piece:

    “I try to leap,
    throw my pandemic body at the sky
    in a grand Jeté…”

    Excellent themes of desiring freedom here. I feel like with one thing we are finally freed of (whether it may have been a burden), there was just another to take its place as a greater burden, called the pandemic… At least, that’s what happened to me. I find myself resonating with the poem in that way.

    Great piece, and I thank you for sharing it! Congrats on the Visual Verse Publication as well.

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  2. Hearty congratulations on Visual Verse Publication, Kim 😀 This is such a heart-wrenching but beautiful write! Especially moved by; “I try to leap, throw my pandemic body at the sky in a grand Jeté, hoping to take off and fly like a graceful swan.”

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    1. Many thanks, Bjorn. I’m used to staying at home, but my doctor is unhappy with the toll it has taken on my health and I’m back on my diabetic diet on Monday. They’ve got me checking blood pressure and monitoring my peak flow twice a day. 😦


  3. I submitted 3 poems to Visual Verse, good ones, and nothing was accepted. I guess my voice, my style is out of place on its hallowed pages–but I’m glad yours is accepted; congrats. This is one of your better poems, it soars own its own.

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  4. So beautifully described and I love this lineThat’s me. I am no longer
    anchored to a silent house. But you capture the challenge of trying to leave our homes while there is still that virus out there to kill and so our wings, our joy is clipped and it is getting tougher. I love how this helps share these emotions.

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  5. Oh I feel that longing to be free, to roam. So many call this the new norm, I too fear my wings clipped never to truly take to wind as I once had. You pen these thoughts and feelings so well.

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  6. I love that. I saw it distinctly in my mind’s eye. Idyllic but then out of reach. I feel inspired to try and name and write about my covid animal selfe.

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  7. Congratulations on your publication and a perfect response to the prompt. I was stumped by this prompt, so I didn’t submit anything. But Covid has indeed clipped our wings and we have to dance inside our own minds for the moment!

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    1. Thank you so much, Ingrid. At the moment, there’s some discriminatory clipping going on in places in the UK where people are not following the guidelines – and ‘guidelines’ is the key word. Humans just don’t follow them.

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