[ai] my [ɪ] hill [ʌ/ ʊ] dung [ɒ] washed [i:] clear [əʊ] those [e/ eə:] where

[ɑ:] yard [ei] waist [ɜː] world [au] ground [æ] lamps [ɜː] first

Anahorish

My 'place of clear water',
the
first hill in the world
where springs washed into
the
shiny grass


and darkened cobbles

in the bed of the lane.
Anahorish, soft gradient

of consonant, vowel-meadow,


after-image of lamps
swung through the yards
on
winter evenings.

With pails and barrows


those mound-dwellers
go waist-deep in mist
to
break the light ice
at
wells and dunghills.