The Red Scarf

A Fractals Success!

One of our prolific poets Jill Munro, has an exciting new permanent display in Springfield Park adjacent to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital for the patients, staff and visitors to read and enjoy, along with others selected in a competition with the theme of ‘Trees’.

Her poem was inspired by this photograph of a green scarf taken by Steve Collins, one of our photography Fractal members.

The Red Scarf

You said
we should
come back
every year
on this date
to this spot
to our Pine
where we sat
drank hot tea
ate brownies
that I’d made
carved hearts
into its bark
crushed fungi
with our backs
kissed and kissed
until our lips
were dry as leaves
You said
we should loop
our scarves
onto this branch
just like now
so we’d feel
like this
each year
at this spot
my scarf
bright green
yours was red
I did as
You said
every year
I did as
You said

Jill Munro

Alder Hey Hospital is in the West Derby area of Liverpool and care for 270,000 children and families every year.


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