Home Time - Lanterns (August 1982) - 'The Fishing'
Home Time The winter sun echoes braziers, farewell flares setting low down before teatime’s strawberry jam is spread on buttered toast. Lanterns (August 1982) I remember gentle ripples then strong waves carried our paper lanterns – translucent orange, made with care, bobbing candle-lights, along the river and out to sea. So many launched, so many cast away. As each sea mile passed only a few made it through to light the depth of night yet, thank god so many star