I’m delighted to tell you that next week I’ll be adding another author interview to the Words Unlimited collection. Sarah Salway - novelist, poet and Writer In The Garden blogger - will be talking about her new book, Digging Up Paradise, to be published in June. It’s a fascinating blend of garden history, horticulture, photographs and her personal response, in prose and poetry, to over 20 gardens in Kent, written during her time as Canterbury Laureate.
That Path to the Sea
Let’s build a path like a woman’s spine;
we’ll keep eyes closed to feel our soles,
the spring in our heels,
put down grass, and sand, sheepskin,
smooth oak, and cashmere,
until no one knows what’s coming next,
a line of feathers
so thick it’ll feel like floating,
warm wool giving under toes,
steel girders, resin, piano keys.
We know how it will hold us up,
however heavy we are with sadness,
it will hold us up.
photo: Sarah Salway
As part of The Chelsea Fringe you can join Sarah on 3 June and 8 June for more garden stories - Lost Gardens of The Stand. Book your ticket, here. I've just booked mine ...