Ashes Copyright Â© Owen Robin Davies 2011
A car drove by the barn the other day;
quietly, and parked secretly by the dell
where the woods begin, now in their autumn glow,
Tyneham '43 Copyright Â© Richard J Whiting 2011
Villagers in Tyneham, Dorset, received notice in November 1943 that their village was to be used to train soldiers in the use of new weaponry. They had to leave by December 19th. They were promised that when peace was won, that they would be allowed back to their village. The population of Tyneham (Census 2001) was given as zero.
All along Post Office Row
Fingers opened envelopes;
Mouths quit eating,
An Elusive Sense Of Belonging Copyright © Victor Weston 2011
A small boy from Brum
practiced each night (in Norfolk dialect)
Jack Copyright © Richard Whiting 2011
This is the waiting-room
To which your life has shrunk.
An apprentice-coffin of a space
War, Illustrated Copyright © Richard Whiting 2011
He holds his photographs;
They tremble in an uncertain grip;
The face of an aged youth;
On the Other Hand Copyright © Rob Lock 2011
A youth - who could be named - stayed in last night,
finished his essay and applied to train for social work.
Emma, aged three, strayed from her mum the day before