Saturday, 3 October 2009

Postcard 42: Reach Poetry 133 and Dozmary Pool

Dozmary Pool, Cornwall

Jamaica Inn, Cornwall


I never cease to be amazed at the influence of the Arthurian legends. Dozmary Pool plays a prominent role in the stories, so it was interesting to view this remote and evocative stretch of water on Bodmin Moor. Needless to say, there was no sign of Excalibur!

My poem resulting from this visit has just been published in Reach Poetry, issue 133, (Indigo Dreams Press, edited by Ronnie Goodyer and Dawn Bauling). In Cornish mythology the return of the Chough is said to herald the return of King Arthur.

Dozmary Pool was surprisingly hard to find; but geographically speaking, it is not far at all from another famous Cornish landmark, Jamaica Inn, where there is a small exhibition about the work of Daphne du Maurier.

  • Do you have a favourite Daphne du Maurier line? If so, why not share it here. The well known, well loved opening sentence of Rebecca does not count, apparently, for this purpose.


The Weaver of Grass said...

I can't say that I am a great Du Maurier fan Caroline - sorry. But I am a fan of the chough - we used to see them a lot at Mwnt and Gwbert in Cardiganshire where we spent many happy holidays - they are splendid birds.

donnie said...

i love the wheels...

Crafty Green Poet said...

congratulations on your publication!

I love choughs, only seen them once on the coast somewhere in Wales.

I love the first photo in this post too...