East Anglian Wordscapes
Published by Rockingham Press
Though he is best known as a teacher and critic in Wales, here Mercer Simpson goes back to his roots in East Anglia. The 'wordscapes' of the title are twenty of his favourite venues which he celebrates in lyrical and perciptive poems to the accompaniment of accomplished line drawings by Miriam King.
No one would notice it at the roadside
but for the surprise of flowers left by the sympathetic ones
who also put their shirt on love or life
believing the odds were evens.
from Gypsy Boy's Grave, Newmarket.