Richard White

explorations in place and time

Autumn Sound Walk

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Portesham Sound Walk

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Up the hill out of Portesham

Rural icons,

church bells, ducks on the pond,

babbling brook already overflowing

With sounds

Is this the way to the Hell Stone?

remains of a lane

old apple tree dropping

small yellow fruit

crunching under my step

water tank rings to my kick

a gate sings in the wind


Looking out over grey windy seas silver

Dive sites

Brittle stars

Swyre Ledges

Hardy’s monument looms out of the mist

A lost factory chimney.

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Roofless farmhouse former film set

The year 1768 cut in the front door keystone:

galvinise screeches in the wind

old dry stones scrabble, clatter, collapse. Dry.

slow relentless decay

slow relentless advance

a sapling grows through ancient iron wheels


and in rusting steel tubes

a tattoo slaps and beats

A huge fiberglass tank becomes

for a moment





Circular walk from Portesham to Hardys Monument and back October 2013

South Dorset Ridgeway Landscape Partnership, Dorset AONB, HLF funded project supported by WDDC
Download the sound walk autumn 2013 four track mix from DIVAcontemporary Radio

Author: rswpost

Exploring connections between landscape, place and people. on foot and online. Working collaboratively and harnessing the participatory potential of social media.

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