Poems

Dan Guenther: ‘Reflections along the Thames Estuary’, ‘The Wild Hive’ and ‘Meditation on Three Humpbacks Returning off Kurnell’

Reflections along the Thames Estuary In this out-of-the-way marshy corner of northern Kent the scavenging eels return from the sea, gathering in dense reed beds just beyond that bend in the channel between Oare and the Isle of Sheppey, the place where your cousin and her betrothed capsized as they sailed out upon the Thames. Fishermen found her sailboat adrift along the coast, and you found their headstones behind St Peter’s Church, the details of their drownings a matter of two tidal streams called Fate and Time, one wide and the other deep, converging in stygian darkness, their eel-ravaged remains…

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