Thursday, 21 August 2008

Oxenhope Revisited

1
a dormouse in the church car park
a ‘wind farm’ above Haworth

2
clouds hang on the moors
rain falls on the conservatory

3
on garbage day
the laptop drops out

4
boots dry on the tiles
an umbrella, furled
in the garden, flaps

5
a soccer ball, a pair
of spectacles
lost on the lawn

6
dark brakes of heather
visible for miles

7
frequent dead rabbits

8
a chattering bird
the fake siren of the holiday train

9
how do you say ‘Brontë’ in Japanese?

10
the rain, it rain-
eth every day

the pen, it run-
neth out

11
Oxenhope Moor to Hebden Bridge
every track a watercourse

12
‘The struggling Rill insensibly is grown
Into a Brook of loud and stately march,
Cross’d ever and anon by plank and arch . . .’

13

that just about says it

2 comments:

david lumsden said...

ブロンテ = buronte. Am enjoying these fragments of perception shored against the sly and sure encroachments.

Laurie Duggan said...

Thanks David, belatedly. I can be a bit slow getting back to comments (or even discovering that there are any)