The pulse of commerce
slows. Nations splutter and halt.
despite this silence
birdsong bursts still in my heart
high note on low days
under the cherry trees
Oonah is a retired teacher. She has won microfiction and poetry awards. Most recently she won two Moon Awards in Writing in a Woman’s Voice. She is currently poetry editor at The Linnet’s Wings magazine. Her chapbook, Three Pounds of Cells is available on Amazon and she was invited by the National Trust to read her poem from that book, Almost on Brantwood Jetty on board the Gondola Steamship at Coniston in 2016.