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Deep below

Deep below

I have told you before, of the trolls

that live deep in the ravines,

below the high pastures.

There they bide their time while we shepherd the animals up to their summer grazing.

The cows are happy with rockrose, salad burnet and wild thyme.

More particular, the goats seek the gentian and alpine bistort amongst the mountain springs.

Dormant below, behind the waterfalls, deep in the caves, the trolls sleep fitfully,

dreaming of autumn meat, and a midwinter feast.




OUP Zoom 28 Jun 2023, submitted to OUP 218

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