Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1990
19.5 x 11.8cm, 4pp light brown outer folder with a drawing of a piece of turf. Internally a 19.5 x 11.8cm, 4pp sheet with a poem:


golden fields
golden flocks
golden flutes
golden hedgerows
golden hives
golden honeycombs
chuckie-stone currency

The repetition of golden initially refers to the light at the end of a summer day but turns into the colour of bees and their honeycombs. The abrupt last line is the key to the poem – a chuckie-stone is a stone that is thrown by children. The poem is a memory of a “golden age” when everything appeared bright and new.

This is one of a series of works which the Wild Hawthorn Press denoted as “Poems in folders”. VG+ although a very slight brown mark flaw in the card cover.

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