Bardo – a poem by Scott Elder


Spare me the music

the thrill of waiting is enough

in some corner     dreaming

in a shadow     pulsing

the softness in a mare’s eye

moth skin and wing

bleating for love

the tick and tick arising

in each soul suspended

I walk with closed eyes

into the roar of dawn

Scott Elder lives in France. His work has mostly appeared in the UK and Ireland. A debut pamphlet, Breaking Away, was published by Poetry Salzburg in 2015, his first collection, Part of the Dark, by Dempsey&Windle 2017 (UK), and the second, My Hotel, is forthcoming in Salmon Poetry 2023 (Ireland).   Website:

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