Monday, 1 June 2009

I am to have a poem published...

I entered this poem for a competition, I didn't win but I was a runner up and as such they want to publish this poem in an anthology called 'Poems by Moonlight'. They are United Press Ltd. Not sure if this is a scam and is just vanity press. They offer me a reduced rate to buy the anthology that my poem is in. I want to feel pleased but think it is not what it seems.

Today I walked in Ypres

Today I walked in Ypres
The sky was as blue as the best autumn day
Leaves shook and shivered
Many thousands had fallen
golden and precious
and yet
had rotted where they fell
detritus upon the muddy earth
and we walked upon them
ankle deep
in Ypres