‘The Bonniest Companie’, cover art in progress:Olivia Lomenech Gill
Blossom: A poem by Kathleen Jamie
There’s this life and no hereafter — I’m sure of that but still I dither, waiting for my laggard soul to leap at the world’s touch. How many May dawns have I slept right through, the trees courageous with blossom? Let me number them…. I shall be weighed in the balance and found wanting. I shall reckon for less than an apple pip.
Taken from the collection ‘The Bonniest Companie’, published on 8 October by Picador. Available to preorder now in the Caught by the River shop.