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


Pale-greenworkshop windows


Dark derricks hanging




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