This week I was delighted to receive the Winter edition of The Caterpillar, a lovely publication for children full of stories, poems and art.
The Caterpillar is the offspring of the prestigious Moth arts and literature magazine.
I sent off a selection of poems to one of the editors, Will Govan, back in September. Although they weren’t suitable, he asked for more…
‘Wind’ was one of the poems I submitted in the next batch, and Rebecca O’Connor, the second editor, said that they would love to publish it. I actually only added that one to make an even number of submissions; I thought it was the weakest of the lot. What do I know?!
Anyway, here it is, looking perfectly lovely on p.21:
And, this will probably be the only time that my name appears on the same contents page as Thomas Hardy.