New book now available. Poetry by Paul Brookes and art by me.

Enter her grove barefoot,no leather here,no blood sacrificesdone. Offer her honeyed milk, not wine. Offer water to wash, olive oil, salt, honey, coarse meal, sweet scented flowers,cakes drizzled with honey,soothing herbs, especially those of childbirth and breast-feeding,rue, malva, and salvia,perhaps a special dish of cheese and herbs. She is a presence.

Stubborn Sod – Paul Brookes and Marcel Herms