Kristian Odberg CC
MUD AND SUN
Sudden sunlight hits the road
as you drive past what you've known –
seen in the rear-view – then gone.
We understand these don't last
but what matters isn't this.
Winds open the fields to trees.
Long hills crest the horizon.
Somehow a child sees a horse
carved into chalk, then riding,
riding out over estates,
long days, paths of joy, new towns
where forgotten rivers flow
over boots, the children's toes
washed in purest mud which cleans
everything – leaving me this.
PAUL SUTTON: Born in London, 1964. Six collections - most recent from UK publisher Knives, Forks and Spoons Press: "The Diversification of Dave Turnip", March 2017. "Falling Off" (KFS, January 2015) was Poetry Book Society Recommended Autumn Reading, 2015. US Collections: "Parables for the Pouring Rain (2019) and "Brains Scream at Night" (2010), from NY publisher BlazeVox.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.