This Moss is her Island

This moss is her island,
its dewy green
lends spring to her
take off.

She’s running on shadows.

K. S. Moore

mossThese days, I am always inspired by my daughters and this micropoem came into being following a walk with my two year old.  She has a wonder for small details and a patch of moss on the path drew her attention.  She stood on the moss for a long time, as if it might hold some kind of power, then she ran on, following her shadow to a new destination.

Although the figure in the picture above is not that of a little girl, there is still a freedom about the scene that echoes the feeling expressed in my words.


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K. S. Moore is a Welsh Poet and Writer, based in Ireland. Her poetry has recently appeared in The Stinging Fly, Southword and Crannog.Online magazines: Nutshells and Nuggets, And Other Poems, and Ink Sweat and Tears have also featured poems. Meanwhile, flash fiction and short stories have been published in FlashFlood, Metazen, Number Eleven and The Bohemyth.K. S. Moore has been shortlisted for Flash Mob 2013, Blog Awards Ireland and 99 Fiction. She has performed at Waterford Writers' Weekend, Waterford Winterval and Swansea's Dylan Thomas Festival.


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