Sunday, 9 September 2012

67/100 'all smiles and sovereigns'

He tried her this way and that last winter, all smiles
and sovereigns, then threatenings.   She would not
wait under the moon, burning.   Then three strangers
with paper and seal stood at her father’s door

[from Gallowsha (A witch fire), George Mackay Brown, ‘Travellers’]

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