Anthony Edkins

Anthony Edkins is co-editor and translator of The Poetry of Luis Cernuda. A collection of poems, Worry Beads, was published in 1976; a second collection is due out soon.

Poem: ‘Nature Notes’

Anthony Edkins, 23 January 1986

Homosexual cows – one sees – are usually half-hearted. The cry of the peacock corresponds ill with its colours. One said: They sleep in trees, you know. (He also knew the mating practices of bees.) Another insisted: You must tell me what you want me to do. She knew so well how to pronounce the names of flowers and lovers.

The sun sets behind that darkening hill having of course...

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