Holy Well

explosion of concrete painted Marian blue
over the rag-tied offering of the hawthorn
the unrobed holy well lifts her skirts
to moist leaves, and dark furred blur of moss

Angela Gardner is a Welsh Australian poet and artist. Her verse novel The Sorry Tale of the Mignonette, published by Shearsman Books, is a UK National Poetry Day recommendation for 2021. Recent poems have been published in The Yale Review and West Branch (USA); Blackbox Manifold and Long Poem Magazine (UK); Plumwood Mountain, Southerly and Cordite Poetry Review (Australia). She currently lives in West Cork, Ireland.

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