Lydia Fulleylove

 

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The Boy in the Icehouse

Poems & extracts from Estuary
Two Ravens Press, October 2014

9 February

In the Winter Barn

At 81, Malcolm climbed the oak tree

30 December

By the broken jetty

seaweed on pebbles
  landslip

Poems & extracts from
Estuary - Two Ravens Press, October 2014


At 81, Malcolm climbed the oak tree,

the one between the broken jetty
and the disused railway track, its limbs
twisting to the sky. He climbed with joy,
a dryad, a green man, his face wide open,
translucent with intent. He treasured the tree.
He peered down at us and climbed on.
Sometimes he seemed almost the wrong way up.
From the top he took a picture, paused, gazed
at all we could not see. With soft foot
he descended, honouring each nook.
Once on earth again, he swayed,
as if encountering a different gravity.

Lydia Fulleylove

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