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I step into the restaurant
The other customers quail
The maitre d'
One man panics and makes a break
NOW NOBODY MOVE
And bring me a raw horse
From a hook in the kitchen ceiling
A couple of pensioners piss their pants
Two well aimed fish forks
I grasp its head
Tables, chairs are splintered
Eating, eating, eating, eating,
Till I'm sated.
Then when gorged
Because I eat horses
I eat horses
I eat horses
RAW . . . .
|"With the Breakdown of Faith in the
Established Churches and the Collapse of Confidence in the Certainties of the
Enlightenment, We in the Western World, at the End of the Twentieth Century, have
Witnessed a Curious Blurring of the Boundaries between Art, Science and Religion."
That's as maybe.
Hear a RealAudio recording of Popular Culture (6.00)
waiting for his man.
|Tim Turnbull's Poetry Quiz
and welcome to our Poetry Quiz
a) egotism and misanthropy
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|Tim Turnbull was born in rural North Yorkshire in 1960 and lived in the same village for many years. He's worked in forestry most of his adult life and for fifteen years sang in a variety of punk, industrial, ska-type bands. When he finally got sick of other people, he started to write and perform his poetry, moving to London five years ago and taking to the city and the poetry like a rat to sewers. He's performed all over England and the U.S., both on his own and with the slam team "Heart of Darkness." Last year he performed at the Edinburgh Festival with Big Word. The poem "With the Breakdown of Faith . . . " Discuss was commended in the Poetry Society's National Poetry Competition. Turnbull is a regular contributor to Rising Magazine.|