The Art of Depression: Rachel Cunniffe

Artist:

Rachel Cunniffe is based in the North East of  England and has  written a  wide range of  poetry  since being a teenager, has a MA in Writing Studies gained in 1995 from Edgehill University College. Real jobs stifled her creativity for 16 years  and she has  recently  been able to partially retire and spend more time writing again. She has been a member  of several creative  writing groups  one of which  has  been in existence since 1991. She read regularly at the now sadly no more Callender Poetry Festival in September during that time for about 9 years.She lives with a large black dog and two cats.

Blue

You don’t keep your promises.

Magpie blue, welders torch blue

frost blue.

A colour for every occasion

with a hook line for opposites –

blue of a polar bears coat

blue tropical skies.

Not mood, not establishment.

I can’t brand you

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