Poem of the Week: Gibson’s “Yeavering Bell”

Following up on Howard’s observations about the visibility or invisibility of the sun behind Yeavering Bell from the vantage point of Ad Gefrin, a short poem by the Northumberland poet Wilfrid Wilson Gibson (from his collection¬†Whin,¬†published 1918):

Just to see the rain
Sweeping over Yeavering Bell
Once again!
Just to see again,
Light break over Yeavering Bell
After rain.

Short and sweet — six lines, twenty-two words — but laden with memory, nostalgia, loss.

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