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.
The Secrets of A Summer’s Night
When at last the diurnal light dies
And the skewed, spectral shadows lengthen,
Slowly a profound stillness arrives
Cloaked in a velvet gown, birds settle
In their nests of twigs and thistledown.
And flowers close their precious petals.
There are only lullabies of sound:
A time of sweet repose so subtle,
Where in wild woodland nooks and crannies,
Only small, surreal creatures gently stir.
In leafy murmurs of summer’s breeze
They dart between bush and conifer.
Under a harvest of stars, the owls
And bats have taken flight on noiseless,
Beating wings; softly nurtured and crowned
By the moon’s mysterious caress.
My spellbound pen is inclined to describe
The deeper beauty of this potent night
And the secret realms where dreams are woven;
Which our ordinary senses suspend.
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 www.linkedin.com/in/bl8593/ You can also check out the blog where his power is shared. https://www.poemhunter.com/dominic-windram/