David Frank, died 18 months,
buried Hither Green Cemetery, London
A graveyard set in Hither Green,
no metric here, nor room to stretch
our bairn contracted to a space,
a span for bridge to other place.
These sods, the clods of earthly turf
for now the resting case, boxed bones,
but hither, green green grass of home.
Stephen Kingsnorth (Cambridge M.A., English & Religious Studies), retired to Wales from ministry in the Methodist Church due to Parkinson’s Disease, has had pieces published by on-line poetry sites, printed journals and anthologies, including The Parliament Literary Journal. His blog is at