Night Music

I saw sounds at night
altering the shapes of trees

tickling shadows
dancing on an owl's tongue,

I saw sounds skipping
from door to door,

rattling the letterbox,
slipping into dreams,

I saw a gentle drumbeat
chase a prancing fox,

amongst a tiny applause
of closing flowers.

from Daydreams and Jellybeans by Alex Wharton, illustrated by Katy Riddell (Firefly Press, 2021)

© Alex Wharton
With kind permission from the poet

Daydreams and Jellybeans by Alex Wharton, illustrated by Katy Riddell
(Firefly Press, 2021)

Alex Wharton

Alex Wharton is a writer and poet. He has been published regularly in The Caterpillar, Wales Haiku Journal, Hedgerow and I Am Not a Silent Poet. He collaborated with The Reading Realm in January 2020 where five of his poems featured on the educational iTunes App.

A regular compere of Cardiff Arts Free Festival, Alex visits schools to perform his poetry and facilitate writing workshops.

Alex won the inaugural Rising Stars Wales Award in 2020. Daydreams and Jellybeans is Alex’s debut poetry collection.