Launch day for Eastbourne: an anthology

Launch day for Eastbourne: an anthology. And here’s the start of the glorious poem that ends the book. Helen Jacobs is launching us. 6.30 pm tonight at Rona Gallery 151 Muritai Road, Eastbourne. Please join us.

Eastbourne 
Helen Jacobs

1

It is to the island
and the coastlands
that the shifting light
tethers on a fluid line
weaving water and sand
and rock.

The point of going away
is always to come back –
thrice deny, and you
come back

to the shells of your sandheaps,
allow that there could be
an old spirit or two
or simply an old love affair
with the harbour playing you in.

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