I’m hugely pleased to have my poem ‘Eglwyseg Day’ published on The Clearing. The Clearing is an online magazine published by Little Toller Books that offers writers and artists a dedicated space in which to explore and celebrate the landscapes we live in. I’m very proud to be in the company of writers and poets like Katrina Porteous, Tim Dee, Paul Kingsnorth, Nick Groom, Ken Worpole, Lucy Wood, Robert Crawford, Philip Gross, Neil Ansell, and Eleanor Rees.
path up through windclipped gorse, wind in the eye
& such yellow splashes through the heather
sheep-cropped mounds & sink-holes of the mines
all smooth as china cups & saucers stacked up
at the table edge
& shelved up there, the purple hills,
here, bilberries & our purple fingers.
share coffee from the Thermos. Perch
on springy bones of heather root & watch
across the gorge, a nursery
of dark firs gathered quiet
& good by the cliff’s white knee
we listen to the shush
of a sheep through whinberries
& hum of a bee-line into warm air.
for the rest of the poem, please click the link here.