Three Steps South (On Swyre Head) Copyright Â© Richard J Whiting 2011
Three steps south of here
A peregrine nests
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,
In Statione 1 Copyright © Rod O'Donoghue 2011
Murky mists slide silent over the soft green sea;
Yesterdayʼs News Copyright © R J Whiting
The train shatters through the arteries of London;
An avant-garde steel band of hisses and creaks;
Neon insects alight on faces and forms
Hairbrush Copyright © Florence Cox 2011
Borrowed hairbrush on the sill,
rich with a birdʼs nest of your brown hair...
Yes, it is brown still; you are young.
Jack Copyright © Richard Whiting 2011
This is the waiting-room
To which your life has shrunk.
An apprentice-coffin of a space
After I Have Gone Copyright Â© Thraves Thraveson 2010
The time draws near, when I shall soon be gone
No need for bravery, I do not fear
Now my last breath is near,
A Biography of Trees Copyright © Richard Whiting 2011
Finding words amongst the trees;
Striking them together like flints
You form a first flame.