The poems in this book portray Charles's love for all things natural, for people and for Cornwall. Many poems are very moving; others show a wry humour, often supported by a quick line drawing. Extracts from four of the poems are illustrated below (see also the Contents Page).
Privacy InvadedI went back home at lunch today.
The old house, empty,
Listened to my key
Turning in the lock.
I wondered how it felt
About an interloper
Not often there
At one o'clock.
The house, so full of graces,
Seemed to let me
Raid the fridge and read the post,
Before I closed the door
On its day and the sun
Forming squares upon the floor,
And touching special places
I never see.
CaughtOne cold afternoon
The vicar called.
She was bringing in the washing at the time,
So he talked, and she listened
As she unpegged the clothes upon the line.
They discussed transubstantiation ...
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