St. John’s Street, Bury – Create #2

By Dean Parkin

Lynn Whitehead’s poem, in response to Dean’s Create #2.

At 8 o’clock the bell rings

The vicar stands the sign outside – Enter, and Rest it says

The cold stone of the floor – the creaking wooden pews – the bright spots of coloured light.

At the front – many nervous bridegrooms have waited.

‘Do you take this woman?’

The great doors close. The bell is silent. The bats take over.


By Lynn Whitehead

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