The Bellmaker
 The maker of bells, testing
for resonance and carrying-power,
imagines unchanging landscape -
in his calculations
only the shifting winds,
the varying densities
of summer and autumn air.

hills, angled walls
give back a reassuring music -
bell-sounds, hollowing the night.

Richard Leigh

Kater Murr's Press, London, 1998.  Edition of 200 copies.
Copyright - Richard Leigh, 1998