One Furrow

by Jim Carruth

The dreamer with the moon
on her shoulder
kicks off her shoes

by the ploughed field,
picks one furrow
lets her bare feet

step out the length of it,
the curve and rise
and depth of it

sensing in small tremors
fellow travellers
on the move

tunnelled journeys,
the purpose of worms,
the focus of mole.

Jim Carruth's first collection Bovine Pastoral was published in 2004. Since then he has brought out a further two collections and an illustrated fable. in 2009 he was awarded a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship and won the James McCash Scots Poetry Competition. Last year he was one of the poets showcased in the prestigious Oxford Poets 2010 anthology. (see www.jimcarruth.co.uk)

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