Monday, 15 June 2009

Four Delays

on a wide bend of the river
there is a leisurely turning of water
that flows so profoundly it can
relax into ever gesture

a mist rising from water
drifts grey over green
a slow mist of willows
pale green over green

on the edge of a wood
a moment's hesitation
how will you conduct yourself
in the company of trees

willow branches spread and fall
around a space that holds the air
or detains it while it comes and goes
within a room whose walls are leaves

from Of Woods & Water
Moschatel Press 2009 £8.50