Heather in Bloom, Morning – Gerald Kells

more light than I can imagine,
the heather stretches purple
to a line of orange haze – past a
single tree you are bringing sheep
up the paths from the valley –
a long, straight coffin road
curves round towards upland flats
where the yellow sky is cloudless –

there is a mountain hidden in the light
Heather in Bloom, Morning, Correze, France,
Exhibited 1911,
Bristol Museum

Gerald KellsGerald Kells is a poet and writer based in Walsall in England. He reads poetry across the English Midlands. He recently featured at the Freeverse Festival in Brownhills. He has had a number of poems published in anthologies. His collection ‘LI – 51 Poems’ is available from Lulu Publishing or at his readings. He advises a number of environ-mental and countryside charities in the UK and was awarded Green Leader status by Sustainability West Midlands in 2010.