The rook’s skull, Small and perfect [More than ever The bird in life]; How bones survive: Their passage smoothing That rough rudeness Of the first caste They make a template For the fired soul; And the delicate joints Form a royal seal Over the sea A white gull flies; Its dark shadow Skims the waves
Rob Lowe has had approximately 50 poems accepted by editors since 2017, online, in print and as spoken word. Recent pieces are in Lucent Dreaming, Aromatica Poetica, Squawk Back, Abridged, Seventh Quarry and in anthologies. He particularly admires the work of Edith Sodergran, Emily Dickinson and Ted Hughes. He shares a home in Milton Keynes with a niece who is an epidemiologist.