My First poetry collection
Swimming with Endorphins
Swimming with Endorphins Fran Isherwood first poetry 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. This is her first collection of poems.
Poem from Swimming with Endorphin
Garden As Circus
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.
Swimming with Endorphins Free Extract
Copyright Fran Isherwood (Standard Copyright Licence)
Publisher William Cornelius Harris Publishing
Published 1st July 2015
Binding Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink Black & white
Weight 0.11 kg
Dimensions (centimetres) 14.81 wide x 20.98