Where’er you walk
Cool gales shall fan the glade
Trees where you sit
Shall crowd into a shade…
On Valentine’s Day, Jack thanked me for the scarlet Porsche which appeared outside our front door first thing; in the way of these things, it was gone by tea time.
For more on Ernest Wilson, see Eliot Tozer, "On the trail of E.H. Wilson," Horticulture, November 1994:59
Walking Home by Simon Armitage is published by Faber & Faber