01 February 2018

Poetry Thursday - John Clare and Yvonne Skargon

Where the gay river laughing as it goes
Plashes with easy wave its flaggy sides
And to the calm of heart in calmness shows
What pleasures there abides
To trace its sedgy banks, from trouble free:
Spots Solitude provides
To muse, and happy be.

- John Clare (1793-1864) - part of Summer Images - a long poem, containing ever so many word-images of Nature, busy being itself, in all its variety.
  The excerpt, and image, were found in this book -
 with woodcuts by Yvonne Skargon (1931-2010). Here are a couple more -

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