Over at Anthony Wilson's blog, Helena Nelson has written a guest post about Andrew Waterhouse.
She tells the story of how she discovered his poetry, how it affected her and stays with her even today. Moreover, she also gets to grips with the linguistic mechanics of why, and that's where her insight reveals new facets to his poems.
Her post is a lovely read for a bank holiday weekend. If it encourages readers to learn more about Andrew Waterhouse and seek out his startlingly original verse, so much the better!
Ironing the Spider My most violent act: once ironing a spider. She had climbed between sheets on the ironing board And was resting in the pastel scent ...