Monthly Archives: June 2015

THE RETURN TO THE ILLUMINATED CAFE; AND EAST BERLIN. BY STEVEN BENSON

I crossed the (Ersatz) Berlin Wall*, and Returned to the Illuminated CafĂ©, Another Aspect of my Re-claimed Homeland. Nothing much had Changed:a Cupboard moved; But still the Art Deco Lights; Glitter balls; Teapots of Many Colours and Alternative teas; and … Continue reading

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“BACK HOME”.PROSE AND ERSATZ SEBALD. BY STEVEN BENSON

It seemed unreal,as if I had been on a journey I was not sure I had really wanted to embark upon in the first place.It might have been an adventure and pleasant but, overall, was tortured, riven and difficult https://towardsutopia.wordpress.com/2015/06/10/ruptureraptureattempted-by-steven-benson/Continue reading

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RUPTURE:RAPTURE(ATTEMPTED).BY STEVEN BENSON

It was as if I had been ruptured: away from Limedale, after 5 and a half months; taken from there, before my time. Whilst I know it had to be thus,I still miss the self-contained, private garden-Worzel Gummidge like though … Continue reading

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LITTLE GREEN BUS, PART 4(REQUEST STOPS, PART 2). BY STEVEN BENSON

The bus at Lampost 6 Is for Sefton Park, Aigburth Vale Park Avenue, Palmeston Road, Greenbank Lane, And lamp-posts And official Bus stops To Belle Vale and Woolton. Passengers wishing to Join the Bus, should Raise their hand Clearly. ——————————————————————– … Continue reading

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LITTLE GREEN BUS, PART 3 (REQUEST STOPS:PART 1). BY STEVEN BENSON

Today,the ubiquitous little green bus, stopping by request at various lamp-posts, as if at unstaffed halts on a mid Wales rural railway,passed the Greenbank Project, where, in, now, it seemed, another life, I had worked (in 1985). Nothing much had … Continue reading

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LITTLE GREEN BUS, PART 2: STOPS ALONG THE WAY: A GAY LOVE STORY. BY STEVEN BENSON

https://towardsutopia.wordpress.com/2015/05/22/terra-incognita-by-steven-benson/ As I traversed the jacknifing route of the 173 Little Green Bus(calling at all lampposts via Sefton Park to Woolton), I passed Greenbank Park, Where, A long time Ago:in 1985, I had walked Whilst all was Intensified, Bathed in … Continue reading

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