Hilary Hares has an MA in Creative Writing (Poetry) from Manchester Metropolitan University. Born in Portsmouth, she now lives in Farnham, Surrey and her poems have found homes online and in print including Ink, Sweat and Tears, The Interpreter’s House, South and Magma. Her collection, A Butterfly Lands on the Moon, is sold in support of Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care.
On moving sideways through Hampshire
on the 14.25 from Aldershot
Although I’ve lived here all my life,
I’ve never been this way before,
or known how fern competes with mallow
to fill a field or seen a pale Jersey
from the Loseley farm ruminate still air,
or heard the motorway, all business,
sing as it dashes on.