Fragile as Wicker – Laurence Morris

I want to get drunk on air

Laurence Morris is an Academic Librarian of Leeds Beckett University, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and an active mountaineer. He has climbed peaks in the Andes, Arctic and Rockies, with his poetry focusing on the connection between people and landscape.

Fragile as wicker

There is a hole in the sky
where the willows used to be
fragile as wicker
holding back heaven
and less useful than a fence.

I want to get drunk on air
and laugh like water
feel leaf and stone like loving
and know that all which ever
lived and breathed is holy.

Laurence Morris, Leeds Beckett University

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