An address, map, car, full tank of petrol
telephone number in case I get lost
shovel, buckets, boots.

New acquaintances
exchange ground
hospitality and kindness in the gift of clay to a stranger.

Bramble, fern, oak, pine
everyday and seasonal chance encounters
planned inspections on foot and by bike
a plastic bag, panniers, scissors, gloves for thorns
a breath of fresh
a bowl.

Fiona Byrne-Sutton
Poem published in the exhibition publication Changing Ground, land and art