a marrying of herbs: a poetic discussion of the interface between action, “making a soup”, and “musing on the word / dissolve”. The description of it as “an elusive, long-limbed word” gives way to a catalogue of beautifully-realised parallels of incident and state, so that the poem opens out to embrace the world of faith, jewels, sea, love, life and death. A beautiful, delicate, yet simultaneous probing poem.
A Marrying of Herbs was commended in the Sentinel Annual Poetry & Short Story Competition 2012 and is published in The Genesis of Falcon – the winners anthology.
The Genesis of Falcon is available here.