The lane separates church from chapel
primroses from daffodills.
A fingerpost thumbs to the Military Canal
separating Welland from Oxney isle.
Beyond the Romanesque ruler
boats line the high bank
whereon are dry boats, a van,
a caravan and tents.
Road, canal, the Rother lead
out of Kent to highwalled Rye
filtering through to the Sussex sea.
© GERALD ENGLAND.
Composed: Fairlight, 20th March 1986
1987 First Time (UK)