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Stepsounds by Liz Nicholas

Long listed for the WRITE ABOUT WALKING AND LISTENING competition run in July & August 2021

My feet
in heavy leather 
thick sole

meet cut grass 
Feather and weft

kiss grit and shingle 
Grist hitch and scribble

knock against rock 
clock and buckle

The heavy sole 
cuts off feeling

Wet, unexpected 
dished in prints

Heard before 
it is seen or felt

Sounds fill my soul

connect me to
the land that lets me walk it.

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LizNicholas

LizNicholas

United Kingdom

Liz Nicholas lives in Sheffield and works with words and music. She writes fiction, non-fiction, poetry and songs. As a choir leader and music facilitator, she specialises in work with adults including those with learning difficulties and autism. She walk...

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