Extracts from Tidings of our Bairnsea, William's second book....

 

 

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......Again and again

The insistant

Desperate horn

 

There are boys in the sea

Lovers and brothers

And machines by the black river

 

Men are somewhere

Behind

Pale-greenworkshop windows

Near

Dark derricks hanging

Over

Blue

Welding

Arc and

Floodlit stern omega sign

 

Perhaps for Onassis

 

For Onassis?

 

A head is hooded

Against blue flicker

And red spit

 

Hot spark-seeds of Christ

Risen in ships