Attitudes to Sussex

Poetry. Excursions – places depicted, events
attended – in sundry moods and manners.
Pencil illustrations by Karen Grace.

‘The quakers might never forgive me for gushing
In language so adventitious;
But what else on earth could they really expect
With addresses this delicious?’

~ ‘Blue Idol’

‘Could landscape wear a character
More tranquil?’

~ ‘Ditchling Beacon’

‘But Lady Bee:
What bee she?’

~ ‘Port of Shoreham’

‘Somehow it makes me think of sorrel,
A taste of sorrow, gently moral,
Lambent, telling lamentation’s lure.’

~ ‘Shirley Collins’