bells, bells, bells
Submerged bells, ghostly bells, rebellious bells, the fake or fading bell. Debussy, Poe, Murdoch, the greenest city in England, Ys, the East end, Istanbul, the lost flooded villages of Europe, Sheffield, Cantre’r Gwaelod. The Fin-de-Siècle, suburban disturbance, the conversations of bells, the Tempest, the Olympics, Whitechapel bell foundry, the night’s bells, deregulated time, shamanic darts of christendom.
My essay about Bells has been published in Junction Box – the Glasfryn project magazine where poets do prose. All of the above topics covered therein: http://glasfrynproject.org.uk/w/2699/nia-davies-bells/
This is a fantastic article. I am fascinated by submerged towns and villages (I have written about elsewhere), a subject vaguely touched upon here. As in Debussy‘s prelude for piano ‘La cathédrale engloutie’ in which bells can also be heard rising from the sunken cathedral of Ys, David Dimbleby visits the town of Dunwich in ‘A Picture of Britain’ and tells of the scientific phenomena of Fata Morgana here.
Wow – thanks I will have to look up the Dimbleby programme. i have been fascinated by submerged towns myself since I was a child. Have you heard of Hasankeyf? N