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The stone is not inert / but processing the darkness, turning it back into
light, / light turning back into dark…May 30, 2018
After her mother dies she thinks it good to dig her plot:
nineteen metres by thirteen, and given
over to goosegrass and offcuts of carpet, tucked
in the far corner of the allotmentsMay 7, 2018
‘When you know a place lifelong, you’ve no need of maps;
every name has its shapes and its feel underfoot:
Helks, Jacksons Pasture, Perry Moor – even the fields
have names: Robins Close, Parrocks Meadow.’April 9, 2018
When it rains in the hills the river down here
sings a wild song, foams at the mouth,
twists its tongue on the messages it brings,
keeps us in our place.March 12, 2018
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