Ted Hughes on West Kirby

From an article in the London Review of Books on Letters of Ted Hughes by Christopher Reid:

Edna, I’ve seen rain and I tell you this isn’t rain, – a steady river, well laced with ice, tempest and thunder, covers all this land, and what isn’t concrete has reverted to original chaos of mud water fire and air. Morning and evening its one soak and the sun’s more or less a sponge, and lately comes up frozen quite stiff.

Nice to see my home town written about in such a vivid way.

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