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Barbara Grenfell Fairhead

What I remember of the day:
soft rain;
and the touch of our fingertips’ shy coupling…
and the sweet intimacy of our pilgrimage
over broken ground
and the way you listened
with your body leaning into my voice
and hearing
so deeply
far deeper than words
the tender heart-beat of unspoken things.

— Barbara Grenfell Fairhead, “Soft Rain,” The Love Sheet: Barbara Fairhead, Jacques Coetzee. (Hands-On Books, 2017)

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