Capital ‘A’

Arches to begin:
a gate, open to

a tree, sea, person,
storm, war, religion,
a nameless rose,

as yet, unclaimed
by labels. Are not
divided by ‘The’.



Lesley Burt has been writing poetry for about twenty years.  Following retirement from social work education, she completed an MA in Creative Writing from Lancaster University. She lives in Christchurch, Dorset. Previous publication includes poems in: Tears in the Fence, The Interpreter’s House, Prole, Sentinel Literary Quarterly, Reach, Sarasvati and The Butchers Dog; also online, including in Poetry Kit, The Poetry Shed, Algebra of Owls and Ink, Sweat and Tears.