Stuart’s Story: ‘In the same way’ Thursday, 18 February 2010Posted by edincityoflit in Stories.
Tags: Jen Hadfield
Once in a blue, or lemon moon even, a poet comes along whose language is as fresh as freshly peeled fruit.
For me, right now, that poet is Shetland-based Jen Hadfield, the deserved winner of last year’s T.S Eliot prize.
Her collection ‘Nigh-No-Place’, published by Bloodaxe, is a joy. It sits on a my bedside table, top of an eclectic little tower that includes Carol Ann Duffy and Norman MacCaig. So, I suppose, I carry these poems on the flood tide of sleep. Here’s one:
from In the same way
and the wind canters in
and she with a wild carol
and all the night hail
melted gleaming in her furs