The Joy Club writers’ showcase: The kingfisher

11 Jun 2021 | Written by The Joy Club



We’re delighted to introduce our first ever The Joy Club writers’ showcase. Our members have been discovering their literary voices and crafting some brilliant poetry and stories. We have been awed by the talent and variety of work produced and feel it would be a huge shame to keep it behind doors! That’s why we’ve collated a selection of our members’ writing to share with you…

The first piece from our writers’ showcase is by our member Joyce and is called ‘The Kingfisher’. We hope it brings you as much joy as it has us.

The Kingfisher (Joyce Skinn)

Across my dark day

A flash of beautiful blue 

Above the muddy stream

Of tears held in check 

A kingfisher freely flew

A very welcome guest

A lightning splash 

Set the scene alight 

Too fast to follow 

A flickering blue flame


Read more of our members’ stories and poems in the complete The Joy Club writers’ showcase: Term 2.

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