Longlisted Poem 2011

Alishba Emanuel

The Holy Family Technical College, London


Just look up and examine the
Burning blue battlefield,
That was the sky
Being sprayed with
Animated nimbus clouds.
Quick, easy and simple
Touch the breath of the sun
And playing with the simplicity
Of execution using a noose
And the prosaic glass
Becoming beautiful as the
Clear glass crashes too.
It took a minute
For the veins in the green of his eye to turn red
And for him to shatter like sugar glass
© Alishba Emanuel

Project Details

  • Date February 7, 2015
  • Tags 2011 Simplicity - Longlisted Poems