Amberley Wild Brooks

Ireland’s is not the only interpretation of this place. The Scottish-born poet and cleric Andrew Young (1885–1971) was appointed minister of the Presbyterian Church at Hove in 1920. He remained in the county for the rest of his life, becoming a canon of Chichester Cathedral and retiring to Yapton near Arundel. He left many Sussex-related poems, among them ‘At Amberley Wild Brooks’:

 

Watching the horses stand

And bend their long heads Roman-nosed

With thick cheek veins exposed,

So close to where the brook’s bank shelves

They almost meet themselves

In the smooth water sliding by,

I think it strange creatures so great

Can be shut in by wooden gate

And brook no deeper than my hand,

And not like Pegasus shoot wings and fly.

Amberley Wild Brooks

 

 

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