Oystercatcher Press

 Nancy Gaffield:
Meridian

Nancy2 cover pic

 
£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

         nuts

         nuts

         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