Image by Sixteen Miles Out


the madrigal, volume iii


by j.w. summerisle

egbert's nunnery drinks

up the cell toothed

green & damp
with flowers full of


wither granite &

float full fast
on the grass unable

to withstand its sky

or a god so vast so

butter-flown &

bright so

yellow & so

barleycorn with light

W Summerisle lives in the English East Midlands. They took up painting in April 2021, having previously been published as a poet in various journals. They may sometimes be found on Twitter @JWSummerisle & have work in SAND, re-side, catatonic daughters & warning lines