Patrick Hare

Patrick Hare first volume of poetry is to be published by Peterloo Poets next year.

Poem: ‘Taken for a ride’

Patrick Hare, 19 August 1982

After a while we saw the addition Our travelling made to the glass of shops. As the shadow of a train goes cheering

Itself across the countryside In mockery of continuity, We rode like facetious conquerors

Along the excited front of ourselves. Startling mannequins, robbing banks. We galloped at a Faustian pace.

Competitors in our dare-devil seats We dwarfed the mirrored monuments, Careered...

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