(Inspired by Ralph Feinnes’ haunting performance in T.S Elliot’s The Four Quartets at the Harold Pinter Theatre, Saturday 27 November 2021)
All the doors never opened
Take route in our memories
Planting their coils
Ahead of us, the road whines and winds
The future made each slipping instant
The past now a fixed shadow.
Nantwich Canal: early morning, Christmas Eve 2021