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17th Feb20

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poetry favourites:
Fighting Cock Press
Stairwell Books


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




Where the Hares Are

High on the Wolds is where the hares are.
I see them from the long lanes, running,
or listening, ears erect,
alive beneath the wide sky.
They span the fields in Spring
and once, I watched them box, twist, jump,
as the late sun fingered them with gold,
my journey enriched, fired, blessed;
that moment banked in the place whence images return,
a bright memory on drear days, lifting the heart,
alive again on the chalk hills.

John Gilham

in collection Where the Hares Are, 2019, Stairwell Books,
ISBN 978-1-939269-96-6