Sharon Philips: a poem



Lintel


years twist

through its grain


an acorn ripened

radicle unfurled


sapwood dried

to heartwood


the beam dark

with soot


and softened

by rot


initials scored

in the timber


leaves spindled

to earth


EN + CR

1904



Sharon Phillips lives in Otley, West Yorkshire. Her poems have been published online and in print, most recently in the Places of Poetry anthology, Sarasvati and The Dawntreader.