The metaphor of discarded petals can remind us of the passing of the seasons, the endless cycle of life or the transience of all earthly joys. It can also represent man’s careless attitude towards the fragile glories of nature.
All these are recurring themes in this collection of poetry by Alan Withers – and there is a lot more besides, from memories of childhood to an encounter with a tattooed girl and the gruesome tale of the Dinga Donga.
ISBN 978 07223 4166–7
Casebound – 208 pages