Our Square

By: 

Fiona

Dean

This poem was inspired by the William Morris love poem Our hands have met, however rather than a love poem it's about our strong community in Waltham Forest and the fellowship of meeting hands. It takes us on a journey from meeting in a round ( a group together) to meeting in a square, (the new Fellowship Square).  

our hands have met

not as a lovers

but they have touched

 

and entwined

together

with fleeting contact

 

they clasped

a round,

in a square

 

but alone now

wringing together

except a latex touch

 

an invisible smile

no super capes here

just

 

just?

unfathomable

relentless

tender care

 

the light changes

we emerge

tentatively

a more confident touch

 

trailing through

diamond sparkling

sun touched

our Lea

 

across our wetlands,

safer now like

the little egret

with plumes of white

 

we are strong

together

our hands meet

 

all our hands

meet

once again

in fellowship

In a round

In a square

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