Word & Image from Helen Pletts & Romit Berger
An afternoon with the Fates
After they cut the thread,
I just lay there;
each small spine-bone supine,
searching the hard floor beneath me.
There are no maps for moments like this.
If only my bag could open its puckered mouth
and give up an oyster secret.
My heart holds on to a feather that can defy gravity.
My bones partner unwilling hardness.
Split feet introduce the curve of my belly.
I cannot even begin to imagine where my head is.
Words by Helen Pletts whose two collections, Bottle bank and For the chiding dove, are both published by YWO/Legend Press (supported by The Arts Council) and available on Amazon. ‘Bottle bank’ was longlisted for The Bridport Poetry Prize 2006, under Helen’s maiden name of Bannister. Helen is a finalist in the Brit Awards 2012 Scriptwriting and Screenplay category with her full-length feature film script, a period drama entitled ‘The False Bride’.
Image by Romit Berger who says “I am a graphic designer and artist, living in Prague for the past ten years. In 2008 I joined a writing group – English is not my native language but I graduated from an international school, so it is a part of my life ever since. I feel that the dual process of finding words to describe mind images and illustrating written words, opens a new exciting dimension of creativity for me. My work can be seen on www.romitcom.com
You are welcome to browse Helen and Romit’s greetings cards at http://www.helenpletts.com and visit http://www.stem-of-quietly-disarrayed-fertility.com/