Filling With Wonder At Rush Hour Copyright © 2013 Hil Jennings
Compete for space,
On a concrete concourse.
Undercover from the drizzle,
Lines for King Edmund, Martyr and the Rightful Patron Saint of England............ Inna Dub Stylie Copyright © 2013 Graham Allum
In 869 the Vikings came
And come on with a beef.
Ready for a rumble
Chalk Copyright © 2013 Richard J Whiting
Softly yielding, we lifted Suffolk clay.
Dug eight of your old inches down
through a panic of insects, worm riddles,
Loam Copyright © Richard J Whiting
(for Willie Rayner)
What was it that gave our world
its extra dimension
other than your voice, built of gently
I sit Copyright © 2013 Colin Whyles
an empty vessel,
catching that intermittent drip
Like Kojak Copyright © 2013 Rob Lock
I dip the sponge in water
to moisten your lips
you take it into your mouth
The Great Skua (No Man Is An Archipelago) Copyright © 2013 Richard J Whiting
(Title inspired by "The Great Skua / No Man Is An Archipelago", an instrumental by Brighton Indie Rock Band "British Sea Power")
Take up, take up on thermals;
wheel to forty-five degrees
from the sheer face and glide
Summer 73 Copyright © 2013 Sally Warrell
Now we could string the decades;
black, salt sea, fresh water.
The past has its own past:
Wild Swimming Copyright © 2013 Richard J Whiting
The main character is based on the writer and Wild Swimmer Roger Deakin and his home, Walnut Tree Farm in Mellis, Suffolk. The story is fictional, with traces of Roger's life woven in.
The swallows return
through the open window
to nest in a nook