The West Country provides the main source of inspiration for Arthur Gordon’s poems. Its seafaring tradition, its rich history and its beautiful countryside, from craggy moorland to dramatic cliffs and sheltered coves, are a never-ending source of pleasure. Arthur conveys his love for the West Country in a way that is both interesting and thoughtful. Other poems have a Scottish flavour, reflecting Arthur’s childhood in Scotland. And the collection as a whole is shot through with a vein of quiet humour.