Obedience Class – Ilse Pedler

Obedience Class

Fine-tuned to catch
……….each twitch
of the hand,
………………each whispered
……the collie;
sleek back
tight to leg,
pitched high
……………..as an e string

While in the bright distance,
the fells unfold,
a skylark rises
unchains its throat.


Ilse Pedler has had poems published in magazines and several anthologies. She is the winner of the 2015 Mslexia Pamphlet Competition with, The Dogs That Chase Bicycle Wheels, published by Seren. She was shortlisted in the National Poetry Competition 2018 and was also the poet in residence at Sidmouth Folk Week. In between writing poetry she works as a veterinary surgeon in Saffron Walden.


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