Robin Skelton

(1925 - 1997 / Easington, Yorkshire)

Robin Skelton Poems

1. Land Without Customs 10/15/2015
2. Westfield Lane 10/15/2015

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Westfield Lane

Westfield Lane, a green switchback
humping and scooping towards the wild
flat of the land north of the dyke
by Marsh Cottage; remembering that,
and, clearly, the saddle's jolt, the spin
of the blurred spokes, and the meshed ruts
tangled at gateways, remembering too
blue sky and boyhood, I begin
counting days back; an abacus
of worlds clicks on my natal string

five, ten, fifteen years back
till Westfield Lane, a scoop and climb
of green between the swaying fields
propels me down into the slack
lands round the deserted house;
dark in this ...

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