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Bunhill Fields
A site of earth and fire



The word 'bunhill' is derived from 'bonehill' since this was the place where the remains from Old St Paul's Churchyard were reinterred after the Great Fire. It became a non-conformist burial ground and William Blake, painter, engraver, poet and mystic, is buried here.

This is Bunhill

where the raging Blake lives on

the rose remaining sick.

Treasures in London

Amazing treasures London has,
What about modern Lears
by the tube station,
at the bench of Hyde Park,
and in my heart?
O Blake, you're right
When you heard of the bloody city from the unborn child
inside of his mother's poisonous womb. That's
what I'm hearing,
watching Lear's crying at the legendary Britain island
around the corner of Highgate Hill,
for one green apple.


Copyright Young-hee Won, 1999
Seoul