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Sunrise Concertante was first published in Sarasvati Magazine (2017)


Burnt golden rays break
the night-time sky,
beating on the Ouse’s, slow crawl.

Air warmed sweet-grasses
fan fragrance into the wind:
marsh marigolds shine.

A blackbird’s
chromatic glissando sweeps

towards the riverbank
to claim a worm.

Swanking his red tuxedo, a robin
trills to join the recital

as elm silhouettes dance,
watching their mirror image.

The mistle thrush flaunts
a speckled belly, takes his turn
to chant – introduces

hedge sparrows who chatter,
boast brown suits.

A cadenza call governs the concerto—
plump skylark makes his solo in the skies.

Shades of light peep,
geese chevron across the blue,
noses down, necks stretched, wings

spread wide. Honking their signal sound,
they climb the horizon and sky-fall
on to daylight’s iridescent waves.


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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