Stuffed with black suits,

The commuter train races.

Chalk giant looks on.

(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

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The Long Man by Eric Ravilious, 1939. For more on this painting, go to the V&A’s website

For information on the new display of Ravilious’s works at Eastbourne’s Towner gallery, click here.  

This was written for a prompt on the theme of trains at Carpe Diem Sparkling Stars. When my train back from London passes the Long Man, or the Wilmington Giant, I breathe a sigh of relief because I’m nearly home.

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