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Eclipse

This poem was first published in Reach magazine (Indigo Dreams Publishing) Issue 212.

Set in slow motion
the moon’s silhouette
cloaks the plate of the sun.

The moon grazes
the sweltering star,
            a solitaire band emerges,
                         black,
                                   broken beams chase the dark.

Blackbirds,
            magpies,
                      crows,
                                 loom in circles,
                                              dance in formation,
                                                          shriek erratic screams.

Atmosphere chills.

The moon's shadow slithers away
–to reveal a daylight sky.

Meet The Author...
Patricia M Osborne
Who Am I?

Patricia M Osborne is 62, married and mother to three children and grandmother to four with another on the way end of August.

She was born in Liverpool and spent time in Bolton as a child but now lives in West Sussex.

Apart from poetry, Patricia writes novels and short fiction. Her poetry and short stories have been published in various literary magazines and anthologies and her debut novel was released in March, 2017.

Patricia is Poet in Residence at a local Victorian park. She’s also studying for an MA in Creative Writing with University of Brighton.

Her debut novel House of Grace, a family saga set in the 1950’s/60’s, is available on Kindle or in paperback from Amazon.

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