Oystercatcher Press

 Nancy Gaffield:

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£5.00 A5 24pp. ISBN: 978-1-905885-90-9.

Tangled bank of weed and wildflower

opens out to arable fields


split by hedgerows of hawthorn

& dog rose thick with hips


a dying world lying under the wing

of London



         I am a migrant too


am a stranger in this land

am no stranger

         to its undoing


                            She only ever walks

                            to count her steps


squirrels everywhere

gather          nuts





tessalation of gravestones

optical inauguration

to decipher a detour through the pyracantha

         resplendent in orange               but poisonous

         // opulent

nomad life

         O wild seed in Aftonland