Poetry

Gwyneth Lewis: Two Poems

Ornithology   The Wood Thrush sings a duet All by itself, using two separate Voices, while the whip-bird’s one cry—two creatures, Nothing between them, though you know the fiction, Standing on Point Sublime, to listen: “One. Are we one. We are. One”       Gleision Commissioned by BBC Radio 4’s Today programme after the Gleision mining disaster, 2011 Tops of trees, their roots in seams Of dark. King under mountain. The cave’s an open mouth whose words Are men who work their mountain. Pine, larch and oak. Don’t touch the bell That tolls from out the mountain Or he…

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