A Ball of Raw Wool

how small this thing
that you keep from me
a ball of raw wool

Paul Conneally

“Let sea-discoverers to new worlds have gone,
Let maps to other, worlds on worlds have shown,
Let us possess one world, each hath one, and is one” – John Donne

“I believe life ends with death, and that is all.
You haven’t both gone shopping; just the same,
in my new black leather phone book there’s your name
and the disconnected number I still call” – Tony Harrison

Photograph: wool by a gate on the back path to Settle from Langcliffe

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