Can you read one of your poems for me?



Orang Utan


Watch me,
touch me,
catch-me-if-you-can!
I am
soundless,
swung-from-your-sight,
gone with the wind,
shiver of air,
trick-of-the-light.


Watch me,
touch me,
catch-me-if-you-dare!
I hide, I glide,
I stride through air,
shatter the day-star dappled light
over forest floor.
The world's in my grasp!
I am windsong,
sky-flier,
man-of-the-woods,
the arm of the law.


from Dragonsfire (Faber & Faber, 1990), copyright © Judith Nicholls 1990, used by permission of the author and the publisher.

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