© Copyright 2006, Eddie Lawler. All rights reserved.
poet & playwright
Poetry: Saltairy Tales
Here is a short extract of one of the poems:
TALE OF THE MILL
This was a monster, man-made, yes
And elegant, but monster nonetheless
The brainchild of a bearded man of talent
Biggest thing in Airedale ever happened
Belched out smoke, and hissed so steamily
It drove all dragons to redundancy
Not needing words to prove its overwhelming power
Its presence felt by all it towered over
Thundered its will above the hands
That hooked the bales in at one end
And out the other rolled out daily miles of cloth
Until it stopped.
Saltairy Tales the book - in verse - 2nd edition now out -
is now available in Salts Mill bookshop, in Saltaire Bookshop and at Waterstones in Bradford.