...Omar Khayyam Restaurant, Bradford
The blasphemers’ banquet table: there
on mirrored cushions will sit Voltaire,
me, Molière, Omar Khayyam, Lord Byron
and that, that’s Salman Rushdie’s chair.
It’s perfect for tonight’s blasphemers...
...A city wall not quite sure where,
no May Day posters plastered there.
Although it’s May Day no parade
disturbs the new free world of trade,
only the memory of a choir
and from it one voice rising higher
The lyra man.
...Gulf: Tank Gorgon / Golden Sea.
From long ago the Gorgon’s gaze
stares through time into our days.
Under seas, as slow as oil
the Gorgon’s snaky tresses coil.
The Gorgon under the golden tide
brings ghettos, gulags, genocide.
...English Countryside. A River. Summer. Day.
The river comes out of the shadow of a belt of trees. It flows gently through the weeds and rushes. Heat haze.
Steam rising from rushes.
Sound of approaching horses’ hooves. A pony carriage drives...
...Cursed Earth – Day1
Blasted rock and dust, as far as the eye can see.
America is an irradiated wasteland. A Cursed Earth, in which a single outpost of civilisation remains. Stretching from Boston to Washington…
The present. A graveyard in the city center of a great Eastern European capital. Frost covers the ground among the stones and between rows of leafless trees. A teenage girl in a beret and trench-coat with a well-read...
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