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Tuesday, 14 March 2017 13:56:47

The next six lines, the sestet, will counter the negativity of the farm buildings by making the spectator notice the line of trees on the hillside just beyond. 

But beyond, there on the hillside just above,

A stand of leafless trees (makes good) rescues the scene.

Leafless but by no means lifeless. Though green

Shoots are some way off, there’s love

Of life……

 

I’m taking a risk with lines 2-3. I think it works but I wonder if others will.

I’m working through a number of verbs to follow ‘life’.  Pulsing, waiting, growing….



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