blue-harbour azure-surety
a single box of old cotswold legbar

sterile jewels in the fragile heart

of the fluttering-gloved hands
and butterfly-face masks





Helen Pletts ( ) (Instagram @helen.pletts) Working collaboratively on Word & Image (published exclusively by with Romit Berger, illustrator, since 2012. Helen’s poetry was longlisted for The Rialto Nature and Place Competition 2018, shortlisted for Bridport Poetry Prize in 2018, Longlisted for Ginkgo Prize 2019. ‘The plane tree entertains the circus of doves’ won Pick of the Month, March 2019. Helen’s poem The Grey Seal Speaks was selected in 2019 for the climate change awareness anthology entitled Planet in Peril available from https://www.flyonthewall. Helen is also the Project Co-ordinator of the Over and Swavesey Swift Conservation Project 2020


Romit Berger:  “I am a graphic designer. I met my very dear friend, Helen Pletts, in Prague, several years ago. Helen’s inspiration has led my graphic design career into that magical realm which combines illustration and poetry, and our creative wings continue to connect our souls through time and distance.”