The Impresario: an alphabet (part nine)

  Part NIne   To a sheltering place Like a sea bird flown High where rays of sun make gentle Winter’s violent froth and foam He sees a lonely man below Whose feet set on a cliff’s edge stumble The fit passes, in commotion of known voices Pierre can’t stop them crowding past the tent […]

The Lay of the Land: Fourth Tattersby

  The Lay of the Land   “I imagine…I will not say admit…the possibility of cordial relations— You see what he’s done here.” The tenant of Wisham’s Hill Cottage has got the field gate closed to traffic For good, more or less…for the time being Put a sinister trip-wire run through a boundary stone “He […]

Are You Jealous (second)

    Are You Jealous (second)   Gabriel was startled. “It isn’t yours,” Eva said. He made an uncertain finger-flail towards the screen. “No,” she said. Eva moved to the side of the desk; she placed her hands on the clock. “McFadden,” Eva told him, “wanted to invite you to his gathering. Henderson might have […]