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The Lie of the Land

by Marie Deans


You say it has no make nor shape
Just random stones piled high
With soil and vegetation
Bound into a parcel of land that is yours

I see it as rhythm in landscape
Viewed with an artist’s eye
Free from claim or obligation
This hill is timeless, beyond all laws


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Taken from ‘This is Where We Came In’ (1992), page 75.



Marie Deans
 

John Doorty