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When the sun rises over frosted hills,
when glaciers thaw,
when frozen streams flow again,
and spring flowers open;
when the birds sing and fly free;
when I stand on the frozen beach,
when I travel across the cool sea;
when the south wind fills my sails,
when music follows on the breeze,
when moonlight shows the way to friendlier oceans;
when the stars guide my soul to warmer shores,
when I find you there,
then, only then,
will my heart melt.

© JackieBiggs 2015
First published in The Spaces in Between, Pinewood Press, 2015.

Written for and performed at the Schubertiade, Rhosygilwen, October 2013.

Jackie Biggs’ first collection, The Spaces in Between, was published in September 2015 by Pinewood Press (Swansea). She has also had poetry published in many magazines and anthologies, both in print and online. She reads her work at spoken word events all over west Wales, where she lives. She is co-organiser of The Cellar Bards spoken word event in Cardigan, a former chair of PENfro Book Festival and a member of the Rockhoppers poetry performance group. She has been a member of PENfro Poets since its inception in 2012. Some of her poetry appears on her blog:

Twitter: @JackieNews