Adam R. Charlton

Creative Writing

December Evenings

The sun sets on another low, ineffectual day, Over which its tired arc all but cleared the treetops. Here, in the twilight of the century’s sixteenth year, It seems one awakes to the dying of the light.   In the early gloom of every evening, Christmas decorations shimmer listlessly, Alone in a sad crowd of…


Corbyn’s Labour cannot cope in this political climate

‘Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world.’ So wrote WB Yeats nearly a century ago. If you believe in reincarnation, you could be forgiven for thinking that Yeats’ falcon did something awful, and was reborn…


Concrete on 2017

Emily Hawkins, Tony Allen, Adam Robertson Charlton, Orla Knox-Macaulay, James Chesson and Angel Loeraís predictions for the year ahead. 2017: ten years since the first iPhone and Windows Vista were released; 20 years since the UK governed Hong Kong, and the death of Princess Diana in Paris. While events like the latter will always come…

Creative Writing, Venue

London skies alight

London skies burn ambient tonight, a St Helens’ horizon Eclipsing the pilot stars. Twitching beneath its orange lens the city expands black and glassy – Dilated like an eye. Veiled in a permanent dawn, charcoal streets crisscross like scars on a slave’s back below. The cities’ sirens seduce, entice, Untie you from your mast and…

September 2021
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