Listen to our latest podcast here: An interview with Sunday Writers’ Club Vienna-based member Stephen Cuthbertson. Enjoy also listening to Stephen reading his poem “The Labyrinth” (published below).
You can also listen to the podcast on our Podbean site HERE
Writing inspired by the SWC creative writing prompt: The Labyrinth.
Write a story or a poem titled The Labyrinth. What might be discovered at its heart? A minotaur? A treasure? A startling insight into one’s own nature?
By Stephen Cuthbertson
As the drift of day turns to night
light saunters through the memory
of years creeping through this city.
The ebb of a glowing pear
flickers on leaves
while air whistles with friction
along the gravel-laid paths
In this labyrinth of trees.
In the confusion of shadows
I call your name
swallow my voice. Pupils shrink
in the dark, the solitude
I meander through these avenues
and stir to the madness of statues
carved into walls. Eyes arise –
I know only the circumference
of their thoughts and the silence
of ghosts unsettled by stone.
I watch myth burn, shadows
Cast by your bones.
Sunday Writers' Club Member
Stephen Cuthbertson studied an MA in Creative Writing at Newcastle University, before moving to Vienna in 2010. His work has been published in various magazine and websites, and explores the issues of the self and identity, public and private, up close and at a distance, in strange and evocative imagery