Thursday, 10 December 2009

Heat

I know it's been a while since I last blogged but I'm back now.

On Tuesday I was pleased to attend the launch of Aware 5, the literary magazine produced by Chorley and District Writers' Circle. I was chair when we launched the first issue and I'm glad to see it's progressing into a fine publication.

I also collected the runner up prize in the competition 'heat' judged by Carole Baldock, editor of Orbis. My poem is reprinted below with one minor edit thanks to the judge's comments. My congratulations go to the worthy winner Holly Prest and brilliant runner up Lynne Taylor.

CHIPS
Stay out of the kitchen
where words are unpeeled,
sliced, mercilessly
dissected to increase
the raw surface area,
seared in hot fat,
then served on a cold, white plate,
salt
-and vinegar of course.

2 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

I like the poem very much Carol. Good to have you blogging again.

Coastcard said...

Yes, I agree. Very witty and to the point. I'm a great chip fan... and shouldn't be!

Congratulations, too!

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