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19 Feb19

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poetry favourites:
Fighting Cock Press
Stairwell Books


and in the shop…
collections –
“Learning to Breathe”
Stairwell Books;
“Fosdyke and Me and Other Poems”
Stairwell Books and Fighting Cock Press




View from the Hills

There are visions, and re-visions
and we begin to see, not clearly
but across a landscape
dashed with showers,
splashed with sunlight,
a sketch, pencilled in the haze of distance
of what might be a destination.
There are advances and retreats
but overall, peacefully,
building a bridge here, filling a trench there
and by sowing crops
(which very action is a kind of promise)
we build a country we can grow in
reaching towards a city
that might be home.

John Gilham

published in Acumen, 62, ISSN 0964-0304;
in collection, Learning to Breathe, 2015, Stairwell Books,
ISBN 978-1-939269-37-9