Swimming with Endorphins
My First poetry collection
Fran Isherwood first poetry collection will take you on a wry, awry, word-playful gallop through the vagaries of life encountering a motley cast of mail stealing snails, 70s comedy legends, explosive bakers and baritones- turned -butchers en route. She is a regular on the London Spoken Word circuit who hosts a monthly event in East London but also has previous form as a singer, comic and actor. Fran has had poems published in several anthologies and a couple of periodicals. This is her first collection of poems. Extract from Swimming with Endorphins
Poem from Swimming with Endorphins
Windy Autumn day, overgrown lawn stands
diagonally on end like teenage pop star’s haircut.
In dancing tree, a blackbird snaffles precious,
remaining orange berries in yellow beak,
balancing, fluttering, almost falling off fragile
branch that flutters in its turn, intermittently
tickling the washing line. I stare and silently dare
the blackbird (let’s call him Cedric) to tightrope-walk
along the washing line. Alas, he refuses.
Chicken. Not as if it would matter if he fell.
No skin off his beak.
- ISBN 9781326002107
- Copyright Fran Isherwood (Standard Copyright Licence)
- Edition first
- Publisher William Cornelius Harris Publishing
- Published 1st July 2015
- Language English
- Pages 40
- Binding Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink Black & white
- Weight 0.11 kg
- Dimensions (centimetres) 14.81 wide x 20.98