Digging a hollow for an apple sapling, roots trembling
digging for gold springs the rush of greed
digging sand castles of delight for small boys
digging the earth’s navel to show she’s been claimed
digging my father’s grave...
1944. In the slum of a rural town, Carla and Giulia, hardly more than children, live together with their grandma. Carla is tough, determined and, despite her young age, unscrupulous; Giulia is nice and...
Four sheep stand
round in grown comfort
on top of a frost- bitten hill
the ragged bushes at their back
stop no wind
two kneel to tooth the grass
filling their bellies
with the surprising green
you could stare straight into the...
Bobbie Sparrow is a poetry writing Psychotherapist. She was long listed for the Over the Edge new writer’s award 3 times and short listed for the Galway University Hospital Poetry Competition 2016. Her poems...