1 The constraints: 1) No more than
one hour. 2) No more than 20 lines.
The result ? Genius or Not.


7th November 2010

By Mark Brayley | 2010 November 07

The sun hung low
over slow November fens –
this came cracking back
from four seasons past,
an echo from when I passed that time
and placed myself alone.
Knowing we can’t walk that way again
the cathedral and the Somme,
all is bleak but meek magenta clouds.
The time has come
to stay indoors, burning
what cannot be completed.
Perhaps at last pupating,
eating now
nothing but memory,
with just a table lamp
for company against the dark
I’m yet to see
what may emerge.

Seasons, Past

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