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MAGDALEN

In the Fellows’ Gardens,past the Deer Park,a willow twists and stretchesout of a brown poollike a giant Nagatrailing garlands of green lace. Along the avenues of Addison’s Walk,among birch and beech,chestnuts stretch out their brancheslike semaphores,and hang their leaves like … Continue reading

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MOUNT EDGCUMBE

Here the descendants of Bosworth Fieldbuilt their Eden from forest, bracken, heath;bred partridge, pheasant, boar and deer,then cast their shadow of darkening fear,stretched out their handsand filled their woods with death. Built Tudor house and Tudor fort,enclosed the land with … Continue reading

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TRENNINOW LANE

Treninnow Lane is tangleddark and overgrownwith angledbeech and arching sycamore. No cars drive downand fern and nettle,dandelion and dock slumberin this extraordinary summer’s heat. Spiders’ webs are spun tightand Speckled Woods and Tortoiseshells meet,lifting and drifting,in and out of pools … Continue reading

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