Saturday, 24 January 2009

Postcard 12: Gloucestershire in the Negev


And now for something completely different! Here is a podcast poem, Gloucestershire in the Negev, written and read by my archaeologist husband, David.

David writes, 'the poem was published in The Seventh Quarry (edited by Peter Thabit Jones) and is a tribute to Adlestrop by Edward Thomas.' The photographs were taken on a study trip to Israel.

David and I have greatly enjoyed a couple of visits to Adlestrop, with its literary connections. I hope to post a postcard about the village soon. Tribute poems and articles to Adlestrop abound. Anne Harvey has compiled a wonderful book, Adlestrop Revisited, which includes pieces by Dannie Abse, Carole Satyamurti and John Betjeman, to name but three.


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Arvind said...

Lovely indeed. Checked out a lot of pictures of the Negev online. It looks like a beautiful place. Wish we didn't have all these wars interfering with our ability to travel freely to all the beautiful places of the world.

Came here via carnival of the arid