The Dugouts on the Cliff

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 In air thin against the coast
where Blue Lias 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.



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

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