Across the Land

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Beyond this tree is another tree

like a desert highway

in the middle of a field

logged in the summertime

running in tandem with the powerlines.


Beyond this tree is another story

churning towards the coastline

and another adventure

in another day across this land

rubbed across this car window


Beyond this tree during dawn

the breeze is writing

a love letter to the sea

rewriting everything gone before

until there is no-where else to turn.


(Third in a short series of poems wrote in response to haunting photographs by my friend Benjamin Thomas Holton. Benjamin or Ben to me is also in the Rural ambient indie band Epic 45 who have produced numerous albums, some of which are available on


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Nigel Astell

Sat 31st Jul 2021 00:55

Summertime sea says
to the breeze
beyond the tree
I found this poem.

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