Ten Poems about Walking

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‘Instead of a Card’ poetry pamphlets by Candlestick Press make perfect presents – unusual, beautiful, worthwhile and definitely not for throwing away.

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‘Instead of a Card’ poetry pamphlets by Candlestick Press make perfect presents – unusual, beautiful, worthwhile and definitely not for throwing away.

They come with an envelope and bookmark left blank for your message.

Ten Poems on Walking was Selected and Introduced by Sasha Dugdale and published by Candlestick Press

There seems to be a natural connection between walking and poetry. For Wordsworth, the regular rhythm of walking was a stimulus to writing, and he said that “nine-tenths of my verses have been poured out in the open air.” This beautiful mini-anthology contains Wordsworth’s heart-stopping ‘Old Man Travelling’ alongside contemporary poems that capture the delights of a walk with a dear friend and of walking in solitude. There’s a poem about setting off through city streets to find a river and a heron, and another featuring a surprising encounter on the top of Helvellyn. One by one then as a whole, these poems remind us that being on foot is one of the best ways of experiencing the world: “Sole self I bedded down close as I could To listen: lapping, birdlife homing, settling …” from ‘Lake’ by David Constantine.

The poems included were written by Matthew Clegg, David Constantine, Sasha Dugdale, Choman Hardi, Karen McCarthy Woolf, Stephanie Norgate, MR Peacocke, Stephen Watts, William Wordsworth and Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch.

ISBN: 9781907598647, Papercover, 20 pages, Dimensions: 231 x 7 x 169 mm

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‘Instead of a Card’ poetry pamphlets by Candlestick Press make perfect presents – unusual, beautiful, worthwhile and definitely not for throwing away.

They come with an envelope and bookmark left blank for your message.

Ten Poems on Walking was Selected and Introduced by Sasha Dugdale and published by Candlestick Press

There seems to be a natural connection between walking and poetry. For Wordsworth, the regular rhythm of walking was a stimulus to writing, and he said that “nine-tenths of my verses have been poured out in the open air.” This beautiful mini-anthology contains Wordsworth’s heart-stopping ‘Old Man Travelling’ alongside contemporary poems that capture the delights of a walk with a dear friend and of walking in solitude. There’s a poem about setting off through city streets to find a river and a heron, and another featuring a surprising encounter on the top of Helvellyn. One by one then as a whole, these poems remind us that being on foot is one of the best ways of experiencing the world: “Sole self I bedded down close as I could To listen: lapping, birdlife homing, settling …” from ‘Lake’ by David Constantine.

The poems included were written by Matthew Clegg, David Constantine, Sasha Dugdale, Choman Hardi, Karen McCarthy Woolf, Stephanie Norgate, MR Peacocke, Stephen Watts, William Wordsworth and Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch.

ISBN: 9781907598647, Papercover, 20 pages, Dimensions: 231 x 7 x 169 mm