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Poems from 'Transcapes' Introduction

There is a place in Northumberland where the Roman Dere Street crosses the Eighteenth Century Lead Road. Over the centuries many have...

Poems from 'Transcapes' Words of Crow

WORDS OF CROW Crow’s vantage point is the top of the tallest oak. From here he sees all there is to see As far as the eyes can see, Then...

Poems from 'Transcapes' Conversations

CONVERSATIONS AT THE CROSSROADS X marks the spot. Here is where Worlds can converge; A loose knot in The floating quantumsilk layers Of...

Poems from 'Transcapes' Waiting Too

WAITING TOO I know you still wander To the Lynn Burn, Then along Dere Street And there are no more friends or countrymen Headed north and...

Poems from 'Transcapes' Smithereens

SMITHEREENS Sift the dust Of its old bones and lost gold The traces of fine garments That flesh once So desired and caressed. Feel in the...

Poems from 'Transcapes' Pathway

PATHWAY I don’t know where this pathway ends, This trail of twisting turning bends. A rising, falling march for miles Of ups and downs,...

Poems from 'Transcapes' Perfection

PERFECTION Just visible under the quivering greens Of damp dock and grasses Glinting in the lowering light Of a large August sun Is the...

Poems from 'Transcapes' Twistsandturns

TWISTSANDTURNS Every step along the way Everynight everyday everylover everykiss everyhit everymiss everythought everydream everywhisper...

Poems from 'Transcapes' Harbinger

HARBINGER Here I am, Beleaguered, lonely. No sleep, no wake To distract me now. The loyal sentinel, Lost amid The rocksolid remnants Of...

Poems from 'Transcapes' Backwater

BACKWATER In here, Air is cooled And slung across branches In damp, still sheets. Then, light is shredded To useless fragments and cast...

Poems from 'Transcapes' Transcapes

TRANSCAPES I am still. Clouds and memories Drift from one side To the other. I catch murmuring in the leaves And distant laughter. I see...

Poems from 'Transcapes' Watchers

WATCHERS When the Traveller shouts “Is there anybody there?” We’ll hide from the gaze Of Mr De la Mare. For we are friends of The...

Poems from 'Transcapes' Seep

SEEP Whitelayer upon whitelayer Is laid upon the land Idle-objects are seized into sanitized silence Oldlaughter and oldcolours Seep and...

Poems from 'Transcapes' Raincame

RAINCAME The rain begins. Tentative at first, Filling to a fine haze, Insidious and sizzling. Finding the furthest Corners of furze And...

Poems from 'Transcapes' The Lynn Burn

THE LYNN BURN From beginning to end, The Lynn Burn draws the line. And you will find yourself On one side or the other. Rain is her...

Poems from 'Transcapes' Low Woods

LOW WOODS Years ago, Here in the Low Woods I fell. Now this is The place I will Always dwell. The wise Stars and moon Are my Eternal...

Poems from 'Transcapes' UP-HILL Again

UP-HILL. AGAIN Yes, the journey took the whole long day And it was up-hill to the end. It climbed and woundround all the way. You must be...

Poems from 'Transcapes' This Day

THIS DAY Marked in your calendar you will find this day One you have built up and wound down to As the last solo act of your particular...

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