|A Londoner originally, Don moved
to Essex on marrying. Here he brought up his
family, recently retiring to the Highlands of
Scotland from where his father originated. He
studied English and American Literature at UEA,
and has throughout his life been an extremely
prolific reader. Now he has a bit more time to
write, hence this poem. He and his family have
spent many happy hours visiting Mannings Pit
with his sister and family and they were very
active in the ‘Egg-rolling and Easter Bonnet
Competition’ days. They continue their interest
by supporting the Friends of Manning’s Pit.
people need homes
just take a look
as you pass by,
it might be the last at this place.
another living green space,
hanging in the balance.
so much lives in such a small expanse
surely we must value this
bend down and look at the grass and beyond,
to worlds as intricate as our own
but people need homes
and the cheapest place to build them
is always green.