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From the shadowy depths rise a thousand silent voices
that breathlessly whisper from the damp cotton mills
Listen and you can hear their bond of community
as the heathered moors reflection settles murmur still

Their souls live here in a restless dream of whispers
eager to tell of the sights and sounds they have seen
Listen and you can hear their stories of love and friendship
Sit back and see what progress for them did bring

Hear the children’s dream of life beyond the slate and chalk
as they whisper softly from the hushed chapel room
Dreams of being engine drivers, quarrymen or mill owners
The future of endless ambiguity would be upon them soon

Listen to Roscow’s engine as it strains to feed the revolution
bringing with it prosperity as it strips the stone from Grane
Abundant tubs endlessly travel beyond the hillside incline
loaded at the siding Stubbins bound upon the financiers train

Wellington’s pudding eaters endeavour is discreetly whispered
By the ladies who brought Methodist Good Friday teas
While at St Steven’s the full to bursting congregation
Joyfully celebrate as the spirit brings them to their knees

Whisper (2017)


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This artwork is sold by Chris Whalen from United Kingdom

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