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Ross Thompson ‘Threading the Light’ -Reviewed

‘Threading the Light’ Ross Thompson

Dedalus Press

ISBN 978 1 910251 59 1 (paperback) 

ISBN 978 1 910251 58 4 (hardbound)

Ross Thompson’s collection moves from poems about childhood, through to growing up and adult life. The early poems suggest an overall happy childhood, even the dark patches have light shone in them, from ‘There is Always a Lighthouse’,

‘Again and again, the dark acquiesced

To the winking beam from a tapered tower
cut from Anglesey marble and ashlar...

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