Excuse the terrible pun; I've run out of my dodgy old demos so I'll be bombarding you with my dodgy old poetry.
I'll post the 'Hopeland' and 'Keepers' poems in order and then anything else that pops up (or out).
"Get back to the 6th form" I hear you say.
Fine, as long as Stephanie Minto is there and the acne ain't...
Speloncato is an ancient Corsican village set high in the mountains. We often visit when introducing friends to the island. The village square is picturesque and the perfect place for an espresso (or breakfast beer) before taking a hike. The drive up to the village is spectacular and the route home always takes us via the beach for a cooling swim and a sundowner.
On one occasion we were visited by our great mates Lindsey and Russell and we took them there. We parked up and started walking into the village but were stopped in our tracks by a funeral procession making its way down to the village cemetery on the outskirts of town. It was obvious that the deceased was young; the Corsicans do not normally parade their grief but there was an atmosphere ripe with restrained sorrow that struck all four of us dumb.