Three Poems|Lynn White

Far Horizons, Distant Dreams


Once the light shone so brightly

that time and distance stretched for ever,

the horizon at infinity strung with the pearls

of distant dreams.

And in between

a hinterland

of possibilities

just waiting to be grasped.

But then, as the light dimmed,

time and distance collapsed inwards

dragging the horizon closer

a hinterland

of rubble

in between,

the spent remains

of possibilities


or untried.

Only the dreams stretched further

beyond the horizon now

in the fading light.

Soon I’ll reach them

and perhaps discover myself

as part of someone else’s dream.




In The Wilderness


I may be in the wilderness

but I’ve not lost my way.

It’s far too easy

to keep to

the road

the dirt road

the straight and narrow

the predictable

way through

this predictable landscape

each second

each minute

each hour

the same as the next.

And I know that

each day

will be the same

until I stray

until I find a way

to escape this desert

of dust baked sand and clay

sand and clay

and clay and sand

sun dried desiccated

and deserted

dressed in it’s orange brown uniform.

If only I could see another way

if only a door would appear

to take me off piste,

a door that I could open

and pass through

into the unknown

where I could

lose myself

wet myself

in a muddy pool

and find the dark or the light.




The Shattered Glass


The glass has been shattered.

Safely shattered,

with no sharp shards.

With no damage to anyone,


But someone is missing.

Only her absence is revealed

in the shattered glass.

Perhaps she is broken,


like the glass,

but not safely.

If only the shattered glass

could reveal her


If only

the cracks would heal.


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Bio: Lynn White lives in north Wales. Her work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people she has known or imagined. She is especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality. She was shortlisted in the Theatre Cloud ‘War Poetry for Today’ competition and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and a Rhysling Award. Her poetry has appeared in many publications including: Apogee, Firewords, Capsule Stories, Gyroscope Review and So It Goes. Find Lynn at: and

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