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Home Comforts

 

Until you’ve lived in a country

full of kitchens full of saucepans

that slowly creak to the boil,

a kettle won’t seem to whistle

like the owner of a loose dog

calling it back, calling it home.

 

 

© Matthew Stewart, previously published in The Knives of Villalejo

Picture 11964520, photograph by Charles Phelps Cushing, image copyright Mary Evans / Classic Stock

 

 

Matthew Stewart works in the Spanish wine trade and lives between Extremadura and West Sussex. Following two pamphlets with HappenStance Press, he published his first full collection, The Knives of Villalejo, in 2017. More recent poems have appeared in The Spectator, The New European and Stand.

 

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