Pride of Daffodils. A poem by Leonie Charlton

There are flowers on our table
daffodils from Lidl
fanning their ruffs
at family mealtimes

flickering with the unsaid
that simmers and glares

teeth bared in lockdown
love growling in yellow light.


Leonie Charlton lives in Argyll. She writes poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction. Her travel-memoir ‘Marram’ was published by Sandstone Press in March 2020. Visit her website here.

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