a long procession ambles past the window
to mark the golden age of Norfolk art
which begins each evening
at about this time
       out in the autumn night of deft
inequity & stars the sky cradle echoes
a host of white appliances
another Mannheim Rocket
& reruns of Popeye Doll
wedged between a shipping forecast & dim news
eggs on the boil rock knocking in a dented pan
through a mysterious smell of Swarfega & lime-pickle
       o season of radio halos
 it's as if Heine were just around the headland
trolling for zander & listening to
some local country music
from the days of Tory happiness
when donkeys wore high hats

Norfolk        October 2009