Monday, 27 July 2009

A Cornish Hedgerow in High Summer

This is the road
between Advent Church and Camelford

head high with flowers:

Cow Parsley,
Rosebay Willowherb
Vetch and Foxgloves.

When a car passes
you must step into this tangle of flowers
embracing the fragrance of high summer.

It could be any Cornish road in July,
billowing out,
soft tendrils of grey-green,
fronds of ash-white.

Above your head is the flat blue
clear polished afternoon light

and in this enclosed world
there is hidden treasure
if you know where to look.


  1. Hello Alice, welcome back! We have just returned from Cornwall (bliss), and were near Camelford only yesterday! It was raining though. x

  2. The beauty of this post, and these pictures, almost made me weep.


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