Marcelle Newbold loves poetry as a way of exploring inner ramblings. Her poems have been published in magazines, and in recent anthologies by Wild Pressed Books and Maytree Press. She is currently working towards her first pamphlet. A poetry editor for Nightingale & Sparrow and a member of The Dipping Pool writing group, she lives in Cardiff, Wales, where she trained as an architect. Twitter @marcellenewbold
We understand, Gilbert White and I, while in Selborne architecting
that careful surveying of details;
gentle observation of the why and the how;
study of history, naturally evolving;
measuring of inconsistencies that make the unique;
separating of general to the specific;
understanding each morsel, however
small and slippery – is essential to the whole.
Lorded over by oak frames – hangar
for firefly or fairy lights; grounded by greensand
walls – mortared thick (galleted for strength
or beauty or luck); and bounded by flint
knapped and cobbled – we nurture distant notions,
analyse lives living, warble together our wishes.
for Richard Ashby