what passing bells

What Passing Bells

What Passing Bells

A policeman blocks the road so I stop
and tut and tap the wheel and find a sweet
and scrape it through its wrapper with my teeth.
More cars stop. Then bright rustling up the street
from snare drums and some reedy trumpet-calls
remind us all what day it is. In front

Rory Waterman

Rory Waterman was born in Belfast in 1981, but has spent most of his life in England. A number of his poems will be included in a Carcanet anthology in 2011, and poems have been taken by various magazines including Agenda, PN Review and Stand. He lives between Leicester and Bristol, and is studying for a PhD at the University of Leicester.

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