Monday, 17 May 2010
RADIOPHONIC MONTH: From the depths
Whilst The Master watches ‘The Clangers’
webbed fingers rub at large eyes –
the long, wet sleep is over
O shell-less turtles dressed like tea bags
why have you swapped the globigerina ooze for sand,
the comforting sea for hostile land?
Shuffle back into the surf, Sea Devil
you missed your window and there’s nothing you can do
except to return to the deep
and go to sleep
Extract from ‘Dear Devil’ from 'The Doctor Is Dead' by Malcolm Douglas, Tangent Books, 1974
Please watch this clip - pure Radiophonic magic, at teatime, on a Saturday. Some great cape action kicking off all over, too.