Dreaming the Dream I felt the sun beating down As I lay on the Bondi Beach Felt the breeze caressing me As I basked in the sultry heat. I adjusted my bikini and Pinned up my golden hair I heard the chink of glasses A Campari perhaps for me? Then my carer gently said, "Here's a cup of tea." And I awoke to a wintery day In the reality of the UK. A Medical Consultation "A gammy leg, a gooey eye Your hair is falling out? So what's the best that can be done For someone just like you? I know, I'll send you to the hardware shop To buy some Superglue." Jaye
These two poems by Jaye are designed to put a smile on the face, during a hard winter.
A Necklace of Stars, working with older people in Derbyshire, is supported by Arts Council England, Arts Derbyshire, DCC Public Health and Derbyshire County Council Home Library Service. This project is particularly aimed at countering isolation; during the pandemic we’ve been working using distance methods – post and phone conversations.