October 22, 2009

C.P. Stewart

The Road

Down an avenue of limes
into the setting sun,

one warm October evening.
Above, the rooks returning,

and the lights coming on
in the red-brick Georgian houses.

Two hundred yards, or so,
until the road bent left.

I shall not forget the way you went.

—From Taking it In


C.P. Stewart lives with his family in North Yorkshire. Formerly singer and songwriter with the cult band Laughing Gravy, his poetry has been widely published in England, Canada and the United States. He is currently the poetry editor of Sotto Voce. Koo Poetry Press will be publishing a chapbook of his poems Taking it In on November 1, 2009.

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