Tag: history

A Shock Of Gold | Paul Brookes

Three poems about Barnsley from Paul Brookes—A Shock of Gold, Buried Treasure, and “Abandoned Workings.”

Up against the wall,

Up against the wall, …sits odd statuary, sullen sadness created by hand from nothing more or less than general failures that anyone might turn away from on some given day: A house taken by bankers who would not settle for anything less from two buyers, work taken by […]