"For me, poetry is always a search for order.'' – Elizabeth Jennings
British poet Jennings, born in July of 1926, won many awards for her “orderly” poems, which as it often turns out were anything but. She won acclaim for her lyric style including the prestigious Somerset Maugham Award for her second book of poetry A Way of Looking, and the W.H. Smith Literary Award for her 1987 Collected Works - both enjoyable and thoughtful reads.
In A Garden
It is so spruce, a metaphor of Eden
Yet I still felt lost and wonder why?
Even the beech tree from next door which shares
Everything was too neat, and someone cares
I need not have stood long
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