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To Inge.
Every parting from her is a bereavement.

Leaving Broadstairs

Screen_shot_2017-12-05_at_08.50.24by Patrick Howse30 Sep 2015

From my doorstep
A subtle dawn's
First pink wash

From dense deep
Lead blue waves;

At the hilltop
The livid sun
Thrusts water aside.

A summer's end
Lights her face
When she wakes.