More Than Prose

Teme

Through undulating borderlands Beneath the shadow of the dyke, Borrowed water slowly slips Cradled soft in clodding clay. Through Tenbury Wells Ludlow, Leominster; Deep recirculating flow of Quiet, unhurried Teme.   A seeping vein, sunk Low in storied earth, Snaking sinuous past Dew-soaked orchards, Fruitful burdened boughs, Silent stands of hops Framed by dawn’s first light; Through …