IN CALLING FORTH

from first dawn
by day or star-light
everlasting motion
little jimmy norcliffe
he looked after me
sorted me out
with a good shovel
and a pair of wellingtons

 
high objects
the mean and vulgar
works of man
showed me how to dig
without hurting my back
to lay concrete slabs
write out betting slips
on a bag of cement

enduring things
life and nature
purifying

paul conneally

2007

INVIGILATOR : DERBY

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