Thrimilce - Isbister
The Anglo-Saxons called (May) thrimilce, because then cows can be milked three times a day - Brewer's Phrase and Fable
Cheddared, the light sealed
in rind of dry road;
bloom and sheen of the ditches
I've been dreaming all this life;
the close-quilled irises
rooted dense and deep
as flight feathers.
- cream in a tilted pitcher.
©2005, Jen Hadfield, from Almanacs (Bloodaxe, 2005)
Poem supplied courtesy of the Scottish Poetry Library