by Oonah V. Joslin
I wish I could find that place of joy
whelmed in my reservoir of tears.
Sometimes when the sun shines
and the perfect rainbow almost forms,
when birds sing out spring greenery,
when the path turns to expansive scenery
or music soars or water pours
over the rock-face or skips over stones
into the basin of my heart
I see it, feel it, not quite near enough
to yearn for.
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Oonah Joslin is poetry editor at The Linnet’s Wings. She has won prizes for both poetry and micro-fiction. Her book Three Pounds of Cells ISBN: 13: 978-1535486491 is available online from Linnet’s Wings Press and you can see and hear Oonah read in this National Trust video. The first part of her novella A Genie in a Jam is serialised at Bewildering Stories, along with a large body of her work (see Bibliography). You can follow Oonah on Facebook or at Parallel Oonahverse https://oovj.wordpress.com/.