In celebration of our rural landscapes

In celebration of our rural landscapes

Published on Wednesday 30 June 2021

The word countryside conjures up all manner of landscapes. It can suggest woods or high moors, mountains or farmland, meadows or gentle chalk hills. In fact, the countryside is everything that isn’t town or city, which is probably why we’re so drawn to it.

These poems selected by Irish poet Seán Hewitt explore the countryside in all this variety. There are moments of pure rhapsody with larks singing overhead, alongside encounters with bad weather and poor soil to remind us that it’s not all bliss and beauty. Whatever countryside suggests to you, we’re sure you’ll be delighted by this beguiling selection.

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  • In celebration of our rural landscapes

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    The word countryside conjures up all manner of landscapes. It can suggest woods or high moors, mountains or farmland, meadows or gentle chalk hills. In fact, the countryside is everything that isn’t town or city, which is probably why we’re so drawn to it. These poems selected by Irish poet Seán Hewitt explore the countryside […]

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