Chill 
  
 these 
lone 
words 
of 
chilled 
desire 
are 
on 
parchment 
scroll 
unravel 
them 
one 
future 
day 
when 
your 
skin 
is 
dry 
your 
secret 
past 
unfolds 
before 
your 
tired 
limbs 
to 
thrust 
and 
surge 
again 
back 
to 
the 
thrill 
of 
the  
crackling 
fire 


Julie Sampson's poetry is widely published online, in small press magazines and in anthologies. Her work has been short-listed and placed in several competitions, including Wells Festival of Literature poetry competition, the erbacce-prize and The Page is Printed competition. She edited Mary Lady Chudleigh; Selected Poems (Shearsman Books, 2009). Sampson's full collection, Tessitura, was published by Shearsman, in 2014 and a non-fiction manuscript, Voices from the Wildridge; Women Writers in the Devon Landscape, was short-listed for The Impress Prize, in 2015.