Chunk of gold-granite. Smoothness.
Shortbread beach not yet crumbled.
Birds of paradise round the gulf.
Stag with crystal-heather antlers
and an oak scalp, pawing earth.
A monument for something
lovely. Sunlight. Cathedral town,
communion on every corner.
The perfume of twelve bookshops.
The twin river’s loop, amber and
gold. Old concrete in the sea. New
seams of barnacle. Footstep’s crunch
the compress of golden coal.
Land kissing the sea. Soft gull
-song. Albatross, gone. Kind people.
Dome of heaven over heads
in the opened gallery.
at the edge of the warm ocean.