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Poem-film: After Flodden

This is the third poem-film from a series of six I've made during lock down.

Damian Le Bas' poem 'After Flodden' follows our visit to the fields of balladic fame where James IV and over 14,000 more died. 10,000 of those lost were Scots. The 1513 battle began with James' army crossing the Tweed to capture several Northumberland fortresses. But his battle was ultimately lost due to reaching unexpectedly boggy land.

Damian's poem is illuminated by a drawing of Weetwood Bridge, made on location by our walking pal W. John Hewitt, who to my mind is the beech tree that the poem's ear gravitates toward. Isn't it wonderful?



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