Yes, I remember Adlestrop –
The name, because it was 1966 when
The station name board was offered
Unwontedly. To Oxford, after Swindon.
The dream wished. Someone cleaned the hall.
The sign-board saying Adlestrop
Was too big for the Art School wall.
And so it was chopped up.
And in the early 70’s
Caretakers burned the wood so dry,
The smoke no less still and lonely fair
Than route one football in the sky.
And for that minute a name-plate smoked
Close by and around mistier,
Farther and farther, a poem burned
Of Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire.