Elemental Norfolk

I wrote this poem a number of years ago, after we started spending a couple of weeks over the turn of the year in England. It was one of my first published works. Earth Lane and common, heath and ploughed ground Lie frozen underfoot. The lands Decline to the sea: downland and saltmarsh Diked and … More Elemental Norfolk

Finding Space

As I gazed at the space and enormity of the grasslands, an unrealized tension eased. I felt an inner expansion, the loosening of constraint. I could live down there, I thought, suddenly, fiercely, wanting it. I could lose myself in that land, below that sky, in all that emptiness. … More Finding Space