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Sizewell

From RSPB Minsmere. Also the inspiration for P.D. James' 'Devices and Desires'.

 

Also various poems e.g. this by Deryn Rees-Jones:

 

Midnight Beach at Sizewell B

 

How ordinary it is,

like a shoebox, or a series of shoeboxes,

as if you could assemble it yourself,

make the dome complete, for instance, in a trice,

splitting two straight lines in half

then blending them

till they become two softly touching arcs,

made pale and oddly solid

silvered in a moment,

a gasp of breath on glass.

Yet still it would be nothing more than ordinary -

in fact it's this you can accept it for -

the line of cars, the lights, its gently low-key whirr,

the man and women on their shift

now laughing, muttering, perhaps, while

diligently clocking on; one tiny, smoking chimney

straying in the sapless sky

as if all human error, pain

was quietly taken care of, here -

bundled up, smoothed out, and trimmed;

catapulted centuries away.

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Taken on October 27, 2013