The trees have slowly been undressing their leaves
Here I am
Open eyed, beginning, beginning all over again
Astonished at the naked girl in the exhilarating rain”
I really loved this poem by Jackie Kay. The second verse was the inspiration for this mobile.
I’m very grateful to Carolyn Yates who introduced me to Jackie Kay’s work. I haven’t quoted the poem in full because unlike other poems I’ve used this one is not freely available all over the internet and I don’t have permission to use it. It’s a great poem – seek it out!