Kate Heiss


Limehaven by Vicky Arthurs


An evocative collection of poems celebrating the bond between young and old, capturing time spent together and wonders shared. Inspired by childhood memories of her grandparents, Vicky Arthurs' vivid poems explore themes of love, war, nature and innocence.

My grandfather is a country.
Rough terrain. Etched upon his hands
A map. Rivers and roads and feet above sea level,
Contours in the whorls of his fingertips.
He has carved a path across his palm.
I walk my fingers through its valley,
Sensing the mountains all around-
The untamed mountains,
Volcanic, bronchial.

© Vicky Arthurs
Illustrated by Kate Heiss
Published by Iron Press