Two Poems

By Abbi Flint

The view from now

Standing in a field above the city
I look to you
where the edge of land meets skies,
where the shoulders of the bridge would be

beyond the grey rivers of the M18, M62
quieter now
to lanes that wind through wind-farms,
to a land made safe by banks and drains

through the Westwood’s pasture
where sheep and cattle idle in hollows,

back to the hospital room
where you shared my first breath.

Haiku From Lockdown

Abigail Flint is a researcher from Sheffield. Her poems have appeared in Popshot Quarterly, Consilience, 192 magazine and Route 57, and in 2019 she was placed second in the East Riding Festival of Words Poetry Competition. @constantunusual

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Cora Greenhill
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6 months ago

I enjoy the stillness in the haikus. The reservoir one is my favourite. Those unfamiliar moments of awareness of quiet so characterised last spring in the countryside.

Jenny Hockey
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5 months ago
Reply to  Cora Greenhill

That long view towards East Yorkshire is breathtaking, a wonderful leap of the imagination – an almost arrival there!
And the street as quiet as the moon is my favourite among all the lovely haiku

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