The Worshipful Companies
Images and Poems from the Norfolk Coast
The Worshipful Companies is a sparkling mixture of poetry, prose and colour photography about wildlife you find at the north Norfolk Coast. An enchanting souvenir and gift such that all may bring a bit of Norfolk home. This is the second in the series of Encounters with Norfolk Wildlife. The first volume is Rings in the Shingle which can be purchased here.
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Author: Stuart Medland
Publisher: Brambleby Books
Year of Publication: 19 December 2018
Format and Pages: Hardback, 112pp
Retail Price: £28
Our Discount Price: £22.40
Sample text from The Worshipful Companies
How the purpose, striding,
creek-light bouncing from the eye.
How the gown, mud-fabricated,
gold and silver threaded
with the last-glance sun, how
Navigating at the end of callipers to
measure and to mark upon a
mind-map of his own, the gentle,
How the purpose, striding.
Thirteen Spoonbills this day at the pool and,
at their masters’ feet, two dozen Avocets
with half and half again of only late-apprenticed
summer-sozzled Godwits –
One reflection sleeping-off another:
Fire-tong, steam-press-stamp utensils,
upsy-daisy sewing sailing needles,
finger-licking, dead-eye drills
to pump the mud – all
Smoothing out and skinning,
puncturing the soon-as-maybe,
closing-over, shoehorn shine.
Keeps the wide world ticking over
with the one eye open for a moment,
closed – whilst holding me at bay
in our best interests, assigning me a
squint-that-dares-me distance as he
wobbles on a single leg with shuffleshifting
all his feathers once again –
to drop them into place – so hardly
bothered to be bothered by this
slack-jaw saltmarsh bluster wind.
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