[To Sheila Lanyon, on the Flyleaf of a Book]
Inscribed by the author on the flyleaf of a copy of The White Threshold (Faber and Faber, 1949) belonging to Sheila Lanyon, widow of the late painter Peter Lanyon. The poem is dated June 18, 1966 and the “second summer” referred to is the second since Peter’s death, after a gliding accident, on August 31, 1964.
Poem copyright of the Estate of W.S. Graham, 2018.