We’re excited to share our first ever winning poetry submission featured in PaperBound, written by Georgina Dent. We love how this poem evokes so much emotion and conjures up images of what it’s like to share moments with someone beneath the clouds on a spring day.
You can view the poem in the magazine itself by clicking here and scrolling down to read our Spring 2021 issue.
look up at the soft afternoon sky with me
and tell me what you see when
you let your imagination dance with the sun
and form thoughts made of clouds that
don’t need to be contained
by the limiting compromise of
underwhelming silver linings.
daydream me a world in the clouds
mimicking the freedom of our own,
suspended up there
with no capacity to meet
and no rulebook to meticulously follow.
tell me you see dogs chasing rabbits,
spacemen driving motorcycles,
a lady you once saw on a packed train,
except now with a pineapple on her head,
playing a violin laced with sunflowers;
tell me that you see us, now,
sprawled on the grass,
daisy chains laced through our fingers,
our eyes glazed over with delight,
excitedly pointing out the next instalment
in our cotton candy tableau vivant in the sky.
endless possibility infuses our clouds,
and I love you in the same way.
Georgina is currently in the final year of her English BA, and she hopes to one day publish her own poetry athology. Her dream is to be living in London with her boyfriend and reading as much as possible with a pet cat in her lap (preferably multiple!)
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