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Cluster index: John Welch

Looking at pictures.

John Welch; ‘I’m standing at the bus stop by the roundabout on Lea Bridge Road, looking back at the roundabout itself which has been thoughtfully planted. In front of some conifers are some stone shapes and I start to think of a painting by Poussin. There are elements in his work that people have compared to Cezanne.’

Four poems.

John Welch: ‘He is always in sight of death / Lifting high each careful unwebbed foot. / I notice – I cannot help it – how / It’s all to one purpose, this killing machine / With its concentrations of stillness.’ – From ‘Heron’.