Melinda Lovell lives in the Cantal, France. She is much published in magazines (The SHOp, The Frogmore Papers, Agenda, etc) Her first collection is Walking the Hillside (Waterloo Press, 2015).
For one August week they robbed me
of my walk, a loop in the woods.
An electric fence skewered the path
to stop their three sheep short
An odd economy. They forgot
their patch is an old right of way
for any shade-lover, same clan,
to pass by, hat over eyes
Why, with their courtly camps
scoring the glade with chores and games
sitting cool among berries and husks
in their rickety nut palace
did they forget my haunting
my scudding through shores of leaves
collecting nothing growing
but the ghosts between the trees?
poem first published in Tears In The Fence
collection Walking the Hillside, 2015, Waterloo Press, ISBN 978-1-906742-64-5. Avail from e-mail drsimonjenner @ gmail.com (Also as a Kindle book from Amazon). For 3 video clips of Melinda reading 3 poems from the collection, click on the following link: video readings.
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