Swimming with Endorphins
Fran Isherwood Swimming with Endorphins first collection will take you on a wry, awry, word-playful gallop through the vagaries of life encountering a motley cast of mail stealing snails, 70s comedy legends, explosive bakers and baritones- turned -butchers en route. She is a regular on the London Spoken Word circuit who hosts a monthly event in East London but also has previous form as a singer, comic and actor. Fran has had poems published in several anthologies and a couple of periodicals.
Poem from Swimming with Endorphins
Windy Autumn day, overgrown lawn stands
diagonally on end like teenage pop star’s haircut.
In dancing tree, a blackbird snaffles precious,
remaining orange berries in yellow beak,
balancing, fluttering, almost falling off fragile
branch that flutters in its turn, intermittently
tickling the washing line. I stare and silently dare
the blackbird (let’s call him Cedric) to tightrope-walk
along the washing line. Alas, he refuses.
Chicken. Not as if it would matter if he fell.
No skin off his beak.
- ISBN 9781326002107
- Copyright Fran Isherwood (Standard Copyright Licence)
- Edition first
- Publisher William Cornelius Harris Publishing
- Published 1st July 2015
- Language English
- Pages 40
- Binding Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink Black & white
- Weight 0.11 kg
- Dimensions (centimetres) 14.81 wide x 20.98