Sliver of Sky

By now, most of my regular readers will know that I’m a great fan of Barry Lopez. His nature-writing is unparalleled. But he is also a master of language in the more personal matters, as when he writes about his own childhood. (The most thin-skinned might choose not to read the following):   Sliver of Sky Confronting…

Dart

Today a nice response from Jenny made me go back to Alice Oswald’s wondrous book-long poem Dart (2002). Dart is the narrative of a river, tracking its life from source to sea, its a beautiful project, and you can read more about its genesis here. Here are some lines from the actual poem, just to give you the…