Sharon Phillips

 

 

 

Weather Forecast
after Wilhelmina Barns-Graham

That thin haze over the sun
is made of ice crystals,

a woman on the radio
said as you dressed,

cirrostratus nebulosus
heralding bad weather.

Here chairs judder
across tiled floors

lights shine icy
on white-painted walls

and a careful voice asks
would you like to sit

somewhere quiet,
my dear?

 

 

Sharon Phillips started learning to write poems a few years ago, after she retired from her career in education. Her poems have been published online and in print, and have been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize (2017), the Indigo Firsts pamphlet competition (2018) and the WoLF Poetry Competition (2019). Sharon won the Borderlines Poetry Competition in 2017 and was among the winners of the Poetry Society Members’ Competition in November 2018. She lives on the Isle of Portland, in Dorset.

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