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The Dugouts on the Cliff

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 In air thin against the coast
where orange cliffs enclose
swimmers in the shallows

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 turbines shift with the wind at its approach;
a pylon catches, at the end of the sun’s
closing speech, new resonances.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 1 Flashes off the ironwork merge
with grey clouds set in violet drifting
beyond the gated community of stones:

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 footnotes in an island’s archive of time
referenced by the Dorset School of the Tides
beneath dugouts on the cliffs of Lyme.

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Notes

This focuses on Lyme Regis AFC’s ground on the cliff top.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-dugouts-on-the-cliff/