The empire called for more men, and they came.
Shipped from sub-continent
to western front,
Gallipoli, Mesopotamia, East Africa,
largest volunteer army in the world.
They weren’t ready for the cold;
couldn’t understand new officers
when theirs were slain.
Some wounded, shipped to England,
died and were buried
in a corner of a foreign wood
with Muslim honours...
Tuesday 7th July 2015 4:14 pm
Rome lays bare its bones,
a body dissected for sightseers:
in a corner of the square, the spot in 44 BC
where the Senate met and Caesar fell.
Pillars, ruined temples, marble lavs
uncovered, for the cats to colonise.
gnash their teeth in vain.
In the nearby shadows of a back street
small shrine to politician Aldo Moro,
found in the boot of a...
Wednesday 27th May 2015 5:23 pm
Mature English Blonde lady
offers no rush massage.
Old postcards wanted
by private collector.
pads, briefs, accessories.
Wanted: Dinky toys, model trains.
Underwear by post.
Continental lady offers
to discerning gentlemen
in discreet Marylebone surroundings.
Sunday 8th March 2015 10:08 am
Listing buildings, confluence of rivers,
shops full of bric a brac. Ghosts
in the museum, compiled
by clairvoyants: an inventory
of restless spirits. Well-kept secrets,
alleys and passages,
unsignposted Wars of the Roses
battlefield, tracking the blood shed.
Naked trees in midwinter,
the turning of the year.
Within the abbey a woman’s voice,
Friday 2nd January 2015 9:59 pm
Rose Casserley on Murder mile (Sat, 30 May 2015 11:46:17 am)