A poem from Springlines

8 May 2017 // Poetry

‘Dipping Pond’ by Mary Anne Aytoun-Ellis

Words: Clare Best

After the seep through chalk, the underground flow, water gathers below the circus where footsteps come and go and a voice calls over tree fern, foxglove, bamboo for this or that person to please come now.

The Bourne Garden, Glyndebourne
50° 52’ 45” N 0° 03’ 53” E

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Springlines: Exploring hidden and mysterious bodies of water, by Mary Anne Aytoun-Ellis and Clare Best, is published by Little Toller, and is out now. You can find copies here in the Caught by the River shop.

Read a previous extract here.

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