On World Poetry Day
This extract from The Land Within by Dr Gladys Mary Coles
A sequence of poems depicting the life of Mary Webb starting with her birth:
1. Child of Spring
Leighton Lodge 25th March 1881
First day of Spring,gleam of Ladyday
on the Severn, coiling beneath greenfleeced Wrekin.
ringing from tall trees
reaching every recess
greeting the child on the threshold.
Born into her heritage –
nature’s green-gold gates