Two poems by William Bedford

Two poems i.m. Florence Winifred Bedford 20.10.1915 – 09.09.2008   Early Arrival She came a mite early by the calendar, fuelling gossip and glee in spiteful eyes, an autumn surprise for court fourteen in rack-rent Brightside’s cuts and ginnels. The landlord thrived on stolen lives. But the horses she saw pulled carts of flowers, and early morning milk hot from the cow. The neighbours jeered … Continue reading Two poems by William Bedford