by Tessa Ransford

All has been said
of love in Spring
what more can I add?

Yet springs this new Spring
and loves this new Love
each time a new thing…

new powers to prove
new selves to discover
new pathways to rove

and find a true lover –
this Life must require
repeated for ever…

but human desire
is to choose where we go
no longer entire

in knowing we know
the spirit-creator
insurgently moves

for we are the creature
who knows that it loves

Tessa Ransford (www.wisdomfield.com) has been a poet, translator, literary editor, and cultural activist on many fronts over the last 40 years, having also worked as founder and director of the Scottish Poetry Library. She initiated the annual Callum Macdonald Memorial Award for publishers of pamphlet poetry in Scotland and has held Royal Literary Fund fellowships in recent years at the Centre for Human Ecology and Queen Margaret University. Her Not Just Moonshine: New and Selected Poems was published in 2008 by Luath Press.

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