The Weekly Poem #11


Mick Yates

there are no trees here

the winds do not permit
such frivolity

life is in miniature

only dwarves and freaks
roam the landscape

it is a short stump of life
that survives up here
alone in its misery

a dark sun shines sometimes

but leaves no shadow



Mick Yates lives in Appleby-in-Westmorland. He has worked extensively as a playwright and has had more than thirty plays produced at theatres across the country. His work has attracted many awards including an Edinburgh Fringe First and a Benn Levy Award. He has also written for television, most notably for the BBC series Doctors.

The Weekly Poem Archive
#10 Lynette McKone – Roswell, here?
#9 Colin Jordan – The Wall
#8 Martyn Halsall – Re-Visiting Namibia
#7 Peter Loney – Peninsula 1
#6 Jennifer Copley – Miriam

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