The Spoonbill Generator

Wood Knot Rictus

Revival of my former fame [P]

In terms of coal and clay [Roland]

Although I know it's not the same [P]

Amid the spoil-heaps gay [Roland]

I cannot help but think of Tom [TG]

Or of some other man [Roland]

Whose life depended on a bomb [TG]

Whose wife just did what woman can [P]

Who toiled with ironing-board and pan [TG]

And died along the Somme [P]

Contributors: P, Roland, TG.
Poem finished: 22nd February 2001.