The George Crabbe Memorial Poetry Competition
1970 Crabbe Memorial Competition - First Prize
Adjudicators: Anne Ridler, Roger Hayward
"Timber!" Another piece of countryside
Crashes to the ground.
For the population expansion
A blazing trail is made.
The pylons are like giant invaders from space,
And they seem to be going somewhere.
To one of the giant cities, but why
Do they have to come through our place?