Stirred: Lost Things coming up on Monday 16th. On Sunday 15th there will be a Lost and Found workshop at Kim by the Sea run by Anna Percy for a pound. 5.30-7.00.
Here’s a short piece written on the train thinking about what has been lost….
How the gliding motion keeps us going
Trembling, laxing, continuous,
Time that keeps the river flowing
What lurks dive-deep in murky waters
See your youth in the shape of a child
grappling with waves
hunting for a glinting penny you have thrown
into salt water
with that coin goes your luck, salty chuck
far away the women brush their hair
and cast the stray strands into the fire
to crackle and burn
We go to museums to see the debris
of the past, and you and I were bitter once
but now we are sweet. A lemon dipped in honey
from a thousand swarming bees
We list each specimen, we pin down butterflies
We try to reinstate the Copperwing
long extinct in Britain.