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Picture 10017437, Gustave Dore, illustration to Dante's Divina Commedia - Paradiso, Mary Evans Picture Library

Angels with Broken Wings
by Peter Devonald

At our lowest point
angels watch over us
a sparkling light, a shimmering
a white feather floating inside a closed house
a stranger pays attention and cares
moments reveal how loved you are
how vital you are
how essential and important
we just have to be aware
notice the glimmering
hold on, hold on
dreams will come.


© Peter Devonald


Picture 10017437, Gustave Dore, illustration to Dante’s Divina Commedia – Paradiso, Mary Evans Picture Library


Peter Devonald is a multi-award-winning scriptwriter, poet and novelist based in Manchester. Winner of the Waltham Forest Poetry Competition 2022, FofHCS Poetry Award 2023 and Heart of the Heatons Poetry Competition 2021. Poet in residence at Haus-A-Rest and published in 10 issues. Poems published in Artists Responding To, ArtLove02, Breakdown Bolton, Dear Politicians: Ecopoetry, Dirigible Balloon, Dwell Time, Forget-Me-Not Press, Greenhouse, London Grip, Purposeful Mayo, RIVISTA, Shallot, Sixpence Society, Spoonie, Suburban Witchcraft, the6ress and The Unconventional Courier. Poems featured in five group gallery shows including PaintingWriting presents Tender Stems, Chronically Online Culturable Layered Onion and Hodge Podge. Showcased in The Poetic Map of Reading. Regular columnist for Culture/Arts. Has published poems and runs monthly poetry challenges in Heaton Post, Cheadle Post, Didsbury Post and Chorlton Post. His films have appeared in 150+ festivals and won 50+ awards. Senior writer for Children’s BAFTA nominated series and formerly senior judge/mentor for The Sir Peter Ustinov Awards (iemmys).

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