Stewart Carswell is an emerging talent in the world of poetry. His poems follow in the footsteps of Leonard Clark, F.W. Harvey and other past and present poets whose work reflect the landscape of the Forest of Dean. He has a deep appreciation of trees, the rivers and Forest spaces. The most powerful dimension of his work lies in how these settings are the back drop to the emotional experience of identity and 'love, loss and loyalty'.
Flowers on the Plump
Momentum keeps us travelling
towards each other
but another cut bunch of flowers
warns us to ease off, reduce speed now.
When I arrive with a rose,
will you be waiting or waning?
If I don't arrive,
didn't you see the signs?
At the garage at Brierley,
someone will stop to buy flowers
We look forward to Stewart reading his poems in the Forest before too long.