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.

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As involuntary memory emerges once again and the little green bus becomes, shuttled back in time, the 09.42 to Aberystwyth and Pwllheli (front two coaches to Aber and rear two coaches to Pwllheli; do not get in the wrong ones!), calling at

Welshpool/Y Trawllng

Newtown/Y Drenewydd,

Caersws,

Machynlleth,

Dyfi Junction/Cyffordd Dyfi

Borth and

ABERYSTWYTH.

And-the rear coaches-the same stations to Dyfi Junction then stations and request-stop halts, via

Aberdyfi

Barmouth/Y Bermo

Porthmadog,

Harlech, and

Criccieth to

PWLLHELI

(that lonely sentry outpost, at the end of a four an a half hour journey)…

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Another tortuous request stop journey,as the halts nestle amidst the castellated islands, the deep blue sea and the rocks (there is even an avalanche shelter)-heroic railway, partly rebuilt after the 2014 floods-a journey back to my 1978-1982 past.

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Memories of memories, again inspired by the trigger of the little green, request stop bus…rhizomes upon rhizomes… the green shoots of memory, tracing itself into the present and future.

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ENTHUSIASMS: CLASSICAL MUSIC, ESPECIALLY OBSCURE ROMANTIC COMPOSERS; BACH/HANDEL LITERATURE, ESPECIALLY THOUGHTFUL, WELL-WRITTEN(STYLISTICALLY)NOVELS W G SEBALD WALTER BENJAMIN THEODOR ADORNO(JUST BEGINNING!) AESTHETIC PHILOSOPHY GAY MEN'S WRITING;QUEER THEORY STIMULATING DISCUSSIONS(EMOTIONALLY AND INTELLECTUALLY) GOOD RICH THICK ESPRESSO MICHAEL PONTI SPRITUALITY/LIFE'S "AURA"(BENJAMIN), WHATEVER TRANSCENDENTAL THING YOU WANT TO CALL THIS MEMORY-the elusiveness thereof. LOST TIME AND AN ATTEMPT AT ITS REDEMPTION(NON THEISTICALLY/RELIGIOUSLY)
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