Easter under the apple tree

Sue Wootton

Corpus is taking a bit of an Easter break. We’ll be back next week with three fresh articles. Meanwhile…

Easter, here in the southern hemisphere, means autumn: harvest season. I’ve been working in the garden under an apple tree laden with fruit, chopping back an overgrowth of comfrey, fennel, flowering marjoram, nasturtiums, forget-me-nots and marigolds. I’ve been confusing the bee lines, sending spiders scurrying for cover, casually wrecking our garden’s hedgehog hibernation hideaways. It made me remember this poem:

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And this one:

Hedgehog by Paul Muldoon


Sue Wootton is co-editor of Corpus.

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