...High Royds Hospital, Day
A Yorkshire dry-stone wall. The clock tower of High Royds Hospital, Menston, near Ilkley, is first glimpsed through a crack in the dry-stone wall, then seen in the distance as the central feature of a large...
...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.
...Close-up of finger of the Professor pressing a doorbell which reads ORPHEUS. It morphs first to Bulgarian Cyrillic, then to Greek.
The Professor is walking up a hill in a Bulgarian village, Bartak.
...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...
...The Muffled Bells
Church: Muffles Being Put on Bells.
They’re muffling the bells for Stanley Hall.
Stanley Hall the Breamore miller’s dead.
Clappers in cowhide cladding peel and call
all those who used his flour in their bread.
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