Alun Robert

A Scot of Irish ancestry, Alun Robert is a prolific creator of lyrical free verse achieving success in poetry competitions. His work has been widely published in British, Irish and North American literary magazines, anthologies and e-zines. In September 2019, he was Featured Writer for the Federation of Writers, Scotland.

Four Corrán Tuathail Seasons In One Day

all came together, that day
like conquerors of Everest
sun dominant over cumuli
smatterings of fall flowers
virgin snow after

early warm prevailings
wind spat from the north
cold front over Sionainn
we huddled together, as one

anoraks, hoodies
Árann hand-knitted jumpers
triple lined waterproofs
walking boots, poles

water bottles, snack bars
the odd bruised banana
in designer back packs
with maps as much use as
flyers of Craggy Island beach

for sat-navs inoperative
no signal on phones
horizon ten feet away
so far, far from home

teeth chattering
about nothing
noses numb to the touch

then suddenly the sun
clouds floating off south
route back to civilisation
reopened
safe, secure

© 2020 Alun Robert