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A late summer walk along the Leeds to Liverpool canal afforded me the lines of a poem written from notes made at the time. The poem is my most recent piece and is called 'Evening Swan, Sallow and Swallow'. The lowering sun was ahead of us and so, shadows and shrouds behind. The short enthralling stroll was from Parbold towards Burscough. It had all the enchantment of a 'childhood river bank walk'. The waterfowl and the swallows, displaying in the lowering light, presented to us different aspects of complexity and simplicity transformed by the late summer's evning: trawling swallows, travelling low, at great speed and, the gentle movement of a swan passing with us towards a setting sun! I would be interested to know what you think of the poem!