Duggan
Type
Poetry

Allotment #10

A track marked

by broken branches

 

traverses Redhill Wood

to the pheasant farm; an access road

 

leads to the dismantled

Southern Line at Bishopsbourne,

 

home of the orchidist

and the church whose organist

 

slipped gently off his organ stool.

The Nail Bourne’s waterless this year,

 

up from its bank cubes

and cylinders cut from a fallen tree

 

leave a rough negative

 

Image: Blue cascades / flickr

 

 

 

 

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Laurie Duggan has lived in Britain for the past twelve years and is about to return to Australia. His most recent book is Selected Poems 1971–2017 (Shearsman, 2018).

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