edwn is a nature poet, songwriter and photographer. edwn.org features poetry collections, photographs, and the albums An Ordinary Patch of Ground, Reso, Sproutcale, Burrdock, and Landling.

Winsford Hill

Lying in a wambarrow
Whortleberries wavering in the breeze
The earth floating on my back
Pressing our weight into the heavens

I am suspended
Between cow-wheat and lark
On a thread of nothingness
A thread that has endured millennia
Of geological forces
Yet has retained complete hillness

Frosts heave shatter and crack us
Winters pass as soft flickerings
Plans are unnecessary
When you think like a mountain