When you wake with petals
strewn at your inner imaginings,
you try to live up to the sweet start,

hold your daughter
against your cheek, tell her
colours of the rainbow . . .

K. S. Moore

Doll and PetalsAbout a month ago, I woke up with the image of rose petals in my head.  Struck by the beautiful thought, I immediately wrote a few words down.  The verse above is the opening to a longer poem that I am still working on.  I found the petals led me on to think about all that is good in my life – my daughters, my husband, and everything they do to make me smile.  There is a sense of being blessed and of thankfulness and hope in this poem, which I am pleased to have captured.


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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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