Aria Ligi, editor of New Poetry Magazine, suggested I check out some fantastic poems by Dominic Windram. He had submitted some poetry to her, and she thought it would be something that fit my interests. Well, Aria was right, immediately, I became transfixed by Dominic’s elegant word choice and descriptive narrative.
Dominic Windram is a personal tutor from Hartlepool in the North East England. He teaches predominantly English and math. He has a master’s degree in Cultural Studies and a bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy and Psychology. Windram is currently undertaking a series of accredited online courses via Oxford University. He successfully completed several including: Greek Mythology and ‘Poetry of The First World War.
Windram recently had his poetry published by New Poetry Magazine by the editor, Aria Ligi. Also, he has just received a regular featured poetry slot on P.N.N Radio based in Miami. Windram has performed his work on the show on numerous occasions but the host Rick Spisak has recently offered him a more high-profile position as a Resident Poet, and is going to perform The Orpheus on the show later this month.
When We Were Young
When we were young angels kept guard over us.
We were winged and wedded to wishes & dreams;
so snug and innocent wrapped in cotton clouds;
the world seemed to brim with possibilities.
When we were young each Spring seemed like a fresh pink dawn;
each blossoming flower, a bright world of wonder.
The night skies were diamond studded; when spirits soared
wild on the wind; then were lost in distant thunder.
When we were young we traced twilight’s strange kingdoms
where illusion of confounds reality.
We followed the paths of the moon and the sun.
We transfigured the hills & valleys and trees.
When we were young teeming Nature reached out to us;
blessed by her verdant age we ran footloose and free.
Now we are older and can only glimpse such bliss.
The life force that was then survives in memories.
I would like to thank Dominic for sharing his work with me and others. To learn more about Dominic and his poetry, check out his Linkedin page. You can also check out the blog where his power is shared.