Friday, 25 August 2017

Ode to a pickle factory

The smells all have meaning,
throughout the year,
much more than any sounds that you'll hear.

Mincemeat for Christmas,
Pickles for spring...
and, I think, Mango Chutney
And other spiced things.

So here's to the factory
that makes all that food.
You are noisy, and ugly,
but smell generally good

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Written 26th March 2014, at the time I worked in Greenham Common, in a building opposite the English Provender pickle factory