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International Women’s Day at Romanian Cultural Institute London

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We celebrate International Women’s Day with a beautiful poem from Fiona Sampson’s ‘The Catch’, a collection of “crystalline poems of beauty and risk” that we look forward to launching tonight. Join us @ RCI London at 7pm!

The Catch

You want – but something
holds you back
(voices in the
undergrowth

the cold shift
of a shadow)
something walks
beside you something

that was always
there a shadow is it
like your skin
and you remember

when you were
a child how each night
shadows met
across the grass

each night they met
to swallow time
the light put out
in each grass stalk

the story broken
that you’d told
yourself as you lay
in the brief

brightness
between the tress.

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