Month: April 2020

Fleur Adcock

  Immigrant November ’63: eight months in London. I pause on the low bridge to watch the pelicans: they float swanlike, arching their white necks over only slightly ruffled bundles of wings, burying awkward beaks in the lake’s water. I clench cold fists in my Marks and Spencer`s jacket and secretly test my accent once again: St James’s Park; St James’s Park; St James’s Park.