(Watson)… has suggested the term ‘spiralist’ for the socially, economically and geographically mobile.
- RONALD FRANKENBERG. Communities in Britain
Down the blacksmith’s the gossip’s he’s one of those spiralists.
Concerned with the motorcars of visiting sociologists but no car
of his own, just the wish.
Our oats spiral, broad cast for our lazy pigs.
The runes spiral, hard carved round our celtic cross.
And the sun, well, it’s yet again by Eskdale fell yet we move not.
Gosfer folk is Gosfer folk, that sun now nigh Hardknot.
Fell farmers come down for darts, may bout their boys with lowland
hands, yet mix they do not.
The yellow insides of a scorpion, torn peaches, could Harrison’s new
‘dozer combine them?
Egremont for a matinee, the Bull for a drink – his bristolian
sleeplessness welcome at song. We’ll fetch him a Sunday shirt
from Whitehaven. Then he’ll be gone.