Idling

Idling

The way waves fold into themselves, sigh, then
play themselves out high on the foreshore,

a man draws and redraws the crescent contours
of the salt-woman he loves to draw to love.


from Selected Poems (Enitharmon Press, 2001), copyright © Kevin Crossley-Holland 2001, used by permission of the author and the publisher.

Recordings

Kevin Crossley-Holland

Kevin Crossley-Holland Reading from his poems

1The Rain-Giver

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2Dusk, Burnham-Overy-Staithe

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3The Island

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4The First Island

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5The Dream-House

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6Grandmother's Footsteps

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7An Approach to the Marsh

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8Mosquito

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9from Waterslain

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10Orkney Girls - an extract: The Girl at Gurness

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11Sounds

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12Do You, or I, or Anyone Know?

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13Here, at the Tide's Turning

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14Solvitur Ambulando

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15Across the Water

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16The Language of Yes

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17Still Life: Eleanor with Field-Flowers

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18Leaf-Girl

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19White Noise

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20Light Weather

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21Counting Her Steps

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22The Fox and the Poet

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23Translation Workshop: Grit and Blood

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24Idling

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25The Heart-in-Waiting

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27Limoges

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28The Grain of Things

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29The Art of Picking Blackberries

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26Like a Small Sigh

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Books by Kevin Crossley Holland