TURNING THE GHOST
A dark lake, more of a pond really
I am the only flesh and blood
the only white and pink
in this grey scene.
There’s a hint of malice,
a spasm of the waters.
Walking towards the ghost is fear
lifting my head to observe his face,
turning his body of smoke,
face of the Devil, not so bad,
not so bad.
I walk over the edge of my dream.
my own face greets me
in the morning mirror.
AERONWY THOMAS (1943-2009)
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Aeronwy Bryn Thomas-Ellis (3 March 1943 – 27 July 2009)translator of Italian poetry, was the second child and only daughter of the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas and his wife, Caitlin Macnamara.