Christopher Hopkins

White feather 

The sea is older, 
and the wind 
older still.
The sands whispers, Goodnight,
now our light is milk to the darkness,
and each star speck 
is a father’s peck on a daughters head. 

All of the good in the world 
is there,
and in all our 
celebrations of wonder,
I am the happy drunk. 

Christopher Hopkins was born and raised in Neath, South Wales. His debut poetry chapbook Take Your Journeys Home was published by Clare Songbirds Publishing House in November 2017 and has received a nomination for the IPPY book award for poetry. His poems “Sorrow on the Hill” and “Smoke and Whiskey” have received nominations for the Pushcart Prize. His spoken word poetry has also been featured in a podcast of Golden Walkmen Magazine, which will be included in their ‘Best of the Year’. His work has also been featured in the MIND Anthology Please Hear What I'm Not Saying (February 2018). He has a YouTube channel dedicated to his poetry readings.