the serenade I was composing
when you woke me
the sunlight seen from below
in the trout stream, before the pike came
the ghost of a meteor, desert
dust-bowl a mile wide;
from the rim.
You could be
a moon crater for all that I can
reach you now, but
I will be with you again.
Aziz Dixon draws on local Pennine and Welsh landscapes and life experiences. He has been published in ‘Pennine Ink’ and online with Irwell Inkwell and Algebra of Owls. He launched his latest collection, Poet Emerging, with a reading at the Burnley Literary Festival 2016 and on Radio Lancashire, England.
He has recently published in Grapevine (Lampeter), Moon Magazine, Panoply and Perspectives (Ontario), Strix, The Fat Damsel and Light, no 4 (Departure: Fall 2017).
Poems forthcoming in Best of Bolton (November), The Curlew and again in Perspectives. Aziz recently read at the RS Thomas Festival, Eglwysfach in September, and at the Burnley Literary Festival in October.