Just ahead

Just ahead
Just ahead of hunger's where I ride, 
Below the rocks, above the tide. 
Wind in my cape, star above, 
We leap the debris and laugh for love.
Alan Jackson

from Salutations: Collected Poems 1960-1989 (Edinburgh: Polygon, 1990)

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Alan Jackson

Alan Jackson is a Scottish poet and writer who established influential poetry readings at the Edinburgh Festival in the 1960s. 

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