Marriage is divided into two distinct sequences: the first a sensuous depiction of conjugal life, the second a raw take on sexual politics. Veiwed throughout with a painterly attention to detail, the poems evoke the autumn of life with colourful, luxurious language. A great indulgence.
Full length in the bath, you are wasp-
waisted, long legged, high breasted: you are just as you were
The water is skimmed with sunlight from the cusp
of your feet to the wide weed of your hair.