“A wonderful collection of poems by a poet whose work has been saved from oblivion by an act of love.”
“If you only discover one writer this year, make it David Hughes – his is a poetry of generous precision, grace and gratitude.”
Ex Libris: Poems by David Hughes was published by Valley Press in November 2015.
Published in hardback and edited with an introduction by Antony Dunn, Ex Libris: Poems was launched at a very special event in York.
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New Year’s Day - Norway
Last night, I knew I would remember it for years;
a green aurora curtained all the midnight sky
behind the snow-limned ridge: a New Year Polar Lys.
I slip and sidestep through this Arctic afternoon,
cross-country ski-ing to a distant, wood-built farm
in dwarf-birch scrub and scree beneath that ridge. There, soon,
we will be eating cakes and drinking English tea,
illuminated, for the first time in my life,
by candle light like magic on their Christmas tree.