Stephen Robertson

Slanting Lines


Yes, there will be more.

More hills, dales, crags, beaches

more boat or cycle rides

more walks, more bluebell woods

more curlews, more ragged, slanting lines of geese

more travels, journeys, voyages, expeditions

more books, more coffee cups

more tragedies, comedies, histories

more shapes, more colours, more darknesses

more storms, gales, lightning bolts

more days of sun or rain or passing cloud

more meetings with old friends

more talks, more silences

more sleeps, more sleepless nights, more dreams

more seasons bleeding into seasons.

Just not so many more.