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JANUARY, JANUARY…

Ice, thick,as I have never seenon Cherwell.Jagged, floating towards Isis. Low mists of ice-dustdrift on Christ Church meadowand cool the bloodof long-horn cattlestandingankle-deep in mud. A lame roe deerbeneath the treespauses, wherethe sudden call of cootssplits the air. In the … Continue reading

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OXFORD: MICHAELMAS

Christ Church meadowis awash with driving rainand a wind which bites the skinand chills the blood within.Its paths are sticky, yellow mud.And the Cherwell, brown and dull,slips ever higher.Ducks, moorhens, squirrels endure it.As they endure frost and iceand the teeth … Continue reading

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