Things to make you stop, read and wonder
Autumn coming Benjamin Myers The first tree to turn is a flinted spark in the tinder of the valley, a burst of flame in the outer dark; a lit wick in the tallow to tarry
About the author Novelist, poet and nature writer Benjamin Myers was born in Durham, and now lives in West Yorkshire. He wanders and wonders about landscape and history, myth and literature. ‘Autumn coming’ is taken from Under the Rock: The Poetry of a Place by Benjamin Myers (Elliott & Thompson).