After an abridged version appeared on Dominic King’s BBC Radio Kent show Monday 17/12/18, here is the full length version of Twinkle - a poem reflecting on the year that as been and might be to come. You can hear the abridged version here, as well lots of other talented poets on the BBC Sounds app for 29 days, poetry is at 1 hour 30.

Strolling down
A lamp bathed street
Cobbles and reflections
Under my feet
I flow

I flow with the recent rains
Shining my route
Removing the day's stain
With the Christmas light
Beautiful and bright

Life at this time of year
Is more beautiful at night
Caries more on its breeze
Than can be captured
With sight

And as I flow
With the street trickle
At my side below
I begin
To slow

Caught by the glint
From a Christmas tree
That living thing
Endowed with
Human luminosity

That glint is a wink
A window, on the year gone by
A flick book of every smile
And tear cried
A stream of memories

I live each one
High and low
Sunshine and snow
I see how I have grown

The glint gives me a secret
A sneak peak
I see the seeds I have sown
And a hint
At where they are going

This electric blue l.e.d
Piercing the veil
Between now
And the future unknown
Time that has not yet flown

The gift of the season
The year in review
Plus a little preview
My feet resume
Down this outside room

And I follow
The trickle once more
Through the lamp lit gloom
In December's sweet bloom

Dave James Horn
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