By Bedford sheets of water blanket grooves –
The sillion silvered, overcome and smoothed.
Hedgerows prove ancestral farmers’ plans
But water came and drank up all the land.
A waste – lost value – blank diminished ground –
Or know that soil too needs rest and sleep.
A string of salmon-coloured floodlights from
A light industrial estate, those sheds
Near Wellingborough, parade a fan of rays
Across the fresh full mere like liquid stars.