Thursday, 8 December 2011

Day Eight: 'Delamere Forest' by Angela Topping

'Delamere Forest'

Pinned in my mind,

the night you left me

alone in the forest.

Walking in winter:

sculptural trees,

muddy paths.

Pale winter sun

slips into the abyss

of a December night.

Faster than leaf fall,

engulfed in darkness,

mere a distant glimmer.

You ran for the car

to rescue us, take us

home to warmth and light.

A curl of memory

for me, something else

for you to forget.

Angela Topping

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