22 Apr A STONE. 1999.
Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1999
9.5 x 10cm, 4pp, black on white artist's card with a drawing by Kathleen Lindsley of a stone in a ploughed field next to a wall. Inside there is a poem:
A stone turned up by the plough
was carried from the shadow to
lie at the field's edge
where it was found and taken as
ballast to the black hold of a boat.
The fate of the stone to go from blackness to blackness is glum to say the least. Nature is cruel even to the inanimate. VG+.