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A Country Codex

Author(s): Rowena M Love

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Some rustic scrivener
Painstakingly transcribes every detail
Onto stream-feinted vellum hills:
Thick-nibbed oaks blend into fine-drawn birch;
Italic reeds edge cobalt water;
And a flourish of ferns curlicue lower slopes.
Each valley a font of wisdom
In this palimpsest land
Where new growth overwrites
Last season’s cull;
A gorse-illumined manuscript
Preaching Nature’s gospel.

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A Country Codex

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Text audience

Adults (18+)
General public
Males
Females
Audience size 100+

Text details

Method of composition Wordprocessed
Year of composition 1999
Word count 59

Text medium

Magazine (e-zine)
Periodical/journal
Web (webpages, discussion boards, newsgroups, chat rooms)

Text publication details

Published
Publication year 1999
Part of larger text
Contained in Reach Poetry Monthly, Issue 24, July 1999

Text setting

Leisure/entertainment
Private/personal

Text type

Poem/song/ballad

Author

Author details

Author id 1068
Forenames Rowena
Initials M
Surname Love
Gender Female
Decade of birth 1960
Educational attainment University, PCGE and Maîtrise
Age left school 17
Upbringing/religious beliefs Protestantism
Occupation Teacher and writer
Place of birth Dumbarton
Region of birth Dunbarton
Birthplace CSD dialect area Dnbt
Country of birth Scotland
Place of residence Troon
Region of residence S Ayr
Residence CSD dialect area Ayr
Country of residence Scotland
Father's occupation Master Mariner and Teacher
Father's place of birth Glasgow
Father's region of birth Glasgow
Father's birthplace CSD dialect area Gsw
Father's country of birth Scotland
Mother's occupation Nurse
Mother's place of birth Rankinston
Mother's region of birth N Ayr
Mother's birthplace CSD dialect area Ayr
Mother's country of birth Scotland

Languages

Language Speak Read Write Understand Circumstances
English Yes Yes Yes Yes At work and home
French Yes Yes Yes Yes At work, on holiday
Scots Yes Yes Yes Yes At home, occasionally at work

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