Caught by the River

A poem from Springlines

8th May 2017

‘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


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.