Backyards, Clitheroe, with Rooks
The view from the rear window of the house we're renting- while painting Christmas windows in this market town in the Lancashire hills.
" The neighbours chainsaw snore cuts my dream,
Black rooks flown down from the castle keep
Cackle and hack among the chimneys.
A milkman's whine and chink.
Cars cough into life
And always around eight
That damn dog."