photo by Mishunderstood, dVerse host today
I am a creature of Northern places.
green and fertile temperate spaces.
South-West to me was Cornwall –
a rugged rocky Celtic land
explored on holiday.
South-West nowadays means Pyrenees,
a savage wall I’ve only seen
from a safe distance
or read about in books ─
Laurie Lee walked there one morning
to fight a Spanish war.
South-West North America
remains fictional for me ─
cowboys and Indians, fantasies,
the films and stories of my youth
unlikely to be re-visited.
For Mish’s interesting prompt at dVerse Poetics