Flashcards in Climbing My Grandfather Deck (4)
Language-Metaphorical language linked to mountains
First, the old brogues, dusty and cracked; an easy scramble onto his trousers.'
The poem followers a climber's progress up a mountain to the summit. 'Then up over the forehead, the wrinkles well-spaced and easy'
The poem is written in the present tense throughout. Enjambment imitates the motion of climbing 'I change direction, traverse along his belt to an earth-stained hand.'