POEM Katherine Stansfield

NWR Issue 105

The Hares I Have Seen


The first crashed a fence in a field near Shrewsbury.
It was after lunch of lamb slow-roasted for a night
and a day, its grease still slick on my fingers when she broke
from the stubble. I forgot her later when I sat on a swing
and cried. That time it was for loneliness...

Katherine Stansfield is a poet, fiction writer and reviewer. Her first book of poems, Playing House, is published by Seren this autumn. Her first novel, The Visitor, was published by Parthian in 2013. She lives in Aberystwyth. Her blog can be found here.

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