Walk / Don’t Walk

  It has been a while since the last post—blame it on the lengthening days, the pull of the green world over the white screen come evening—but in it I want to talk about a couple of the walks I’ve taken over the Spring and early Summer, in which I have been seeking something particular. […]


The European Landscape Convention defines landscape as ‘An area as perceived by people, whose character is the result of the action and interaction of natural and/or human factors’ (Council of Europe, 2000).  That it is described in terms of human perception is no surprise, perhaps, given that even the word landscape derives from landscape painting, […]

‘The Walk’

This blog is subtitled ‘walking, poetry, reading the land’, and in it I’ll be trying out (tentatively) new ideas, visiting the places where landscape and poetry meet.  I’ll be blending the text of the page with the texture of the landscape, and investigating how landscapes can be poetry, and how some poems can be landscapes, […]