Matthew Francis is the author of four Faber and Faber poetry collections, most recently Muscovy (2013). He lives in West Wales, UK, and lectures in creative writing at Aberystwyth University.
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All afternoon a reddish trickleout of the roots of the beech
and across the lawn,
a sort of rust that shines and dances.Close up, it proves to be ant,
each droplet a horned
traveler finicking its way roundthe crooked geometry
of a grass forest.