“it was the last summer”

Deborah-Zenha Adams created “it was the last summer” from The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins (1859-1860). Please click here to read.

About the poem and the process of composing it, Deborah-Zenha Adams writes:

This particular piece is the result of a practice in which I pull and pair words randomly until some truth emerges. In this case, the end of a season and the opening of a gate led to thoughts of liminality, and isn’t that always lurking in the backs of our minds?


Also by Deborah-Zenha Adams at Heron Tree: “hold the world” and “the naked eye may send.”