‘The Water Diviner’ by Dannie Abse

‘The Water Diviner’

by Dannie AbseDSCF9120

“Late, I have come to a parched land
doubting my gift, if gift I have,
the inspiration of water
spilt, swallowed in the sand.

To hear once more water trickle,
to stand in a stretch of silence
the divining pen twisting in the hand:
sign of depths alluvial…”

You can read the full poem here.

Dannie Abse was born on this day in 1923, you can read more of his work through Surrey Libraries.


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