To Commemorate the Opening of the Second Severn Crossing at Midnight-05.06.96
Astride the great wash of the Severn's boar
will sit two nations always; at peace or at war
the sea's celestial yet ebullient character
from whence came it to the land between my fathers' .
Yet every utterance of hiraeth shall force forward
the journeying souls who beg sufferance of its cold,
steelness upon their ways across to the horizon
between here and there as the crow flies far forward.
Still waters run through, through its past, present and its
present to be, as time washes its hands off the
sweat of its structure, pulling time over its present bones
of me, of you and of those waiting in animation
of the womb.
Great still to see the might of force pushed under terrain
and wash; great to feel fhe fullness of terra
as we look out to the distance and see we are not alone
not alone in structure of crossover to my father's
land and yours.
Marvel from now its awe as it seeps into your mind
and sets firm the fossil of tomorrow's memory;
as a babe shed of its covers, it is new to the light ,
to the dark and to the breath of the living now.
Let us greet with welcome our pledge to its coming
into our shores; bidding it good health and good
for its constitutional existence between us from today.;
Welcome anew, welcome the arc over troubled waters.