Tuesday’s Child is Full of Grace

October 7th the Forward Poetry Prize winners were announced.  It’s a poetry competition held in the UK.  The  categories include Best Collection, Best First Collection and Best Single Poem.  The Best Single Poem went to Julia Copus for her poem “An Easy Passage”.

…What can she know

of the way the world admits us less and less

the more we grow? For now both girls seem

lit, as if from within, their hair and the gold stud

earrings in the first one’s ears; for now the long, grey

eye of the street, and far away from the mother

who does not trust her daughter with a key,

the workers about their business in the drab

electroplating factory over the road…

It’s a beautiful poem.  You can find it in full here, courtesy of The Guardian.

Happy Tuesday!

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