Incidentals deals with encounters, whether with things or objects, people, places or how we apprehend the natural this is a collection that threads together happenstances and meetings, how we perceive the other and where humanity resides. Building on previous publications, Incidentals develops Anne Hine's reflective voice that is injected with gentle humour and pin-sharp observation.
Borrowed light from the road emphasises shadowland
as though trees had added Kohl to outline beauty,
greened up leaves for the occasion, making
the garden inviting. Air-frost sugars the pergola,
leaves and fruit hang, full of promise.
(from "Night Garden")