Geoffrey Hill Sun Poems

  • 1.

    King of the perennial holly-groves, the riven sandstone: overlord of the M5: architect of the historic rampart and ditch, the citadel at Tamworth, the summer hermitage in Holy Cross: guardian of the Welsh Bridge and the Iron Bridge: contractor to the desirable new estates: saltmaster: moneychanger: commissioner for oaths: martyrologist: the friend of Charlemagne.

  • 2.

    Created purely from glass the saint stands,
    Exposing his gifted quite empty hands
  • 3.
    Whether or not shadows are of the substance
    such is the expectation I can
    wait to surprise my vision as a wind
    enters the valley: sudden and silent
  • 4.
    When snow like sheep lay in the fold
    And wind went begging at each door,
    And the far hills were blue with cold,
    And a cloud shroud lay on the moor,
  • 5.

    Sun-blazed, over Romsley, a livid rain-scarp.

Total 5 Sun Poems by Geoffrey Hill

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