Guest Poem by Liz Adams

Liz Adams’ poems have been published widely, including Popshot Quarterly, Obsessed with Pipework, morphrog, The Frogmore Papers, Stand, Shearsman, Molly Bloom, and elsewhere. Her poem ‘writing you’ was longlisted for the Keats-Shelley Prize 2022. She is a graduate of the MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. Liz lives on Dartmoor with her husband and daughter. This poem is from Acumen 107.

apple blossom

if I were to disappear from here, beneath
the wing of the day, where the apple blossoms
emerge a whitish pink, and the bee hovers

mesmerised – where the hellos gather up
then spill open like flowers, and the bee
retreats as the light fades, the white petals

in the blue-dark, luminous, otherworldly,
they collect like memory, until we turn,
waving goodbye beneath the rising moon