Such sweet, crisp guitar strings
delicate fingers play
amidst the hum of the busy city. Bustling
Barcelona streets and squares and alleyways
and open parks full of botanical plants
and trees – the light notes cease to compromise
on filling the air with fantastical florets of romanticised
Catalonian virtuoso, yet the deep notes undertow
the melodic waves that break against buildings and
drown local rooms with open windows by burying themselves in the evening heat
that warms the soul, and you accept defeat
to the enchanting sound. You pass by, moved that
you found a lost feeling: you’ve been so far removed
from true happiness, your elation is overwhelming.
Isabelle is a 24-year-old PGCE English student at the University of Cambridge. Her Poetry has been shortlisted for the South Yorkshire Young Writers’ Competition 2018.