Lucifer Bridge is the debut poetry collection by Alex Langstone. Featuring modern poetry of a surreal, mystical, esoteric and folkloric nature. Inspired by esoteric exploration, the strange genre that is 'hauntology' and by the author's own interaction with the hollow hills of Britain's secret landscape
"Alex knows well the paths between worlds and he has a gift which allows him to transport those who read his work, taking them upon a magical journey." The Mirror of Isis
53 pages, US Trade size paperback, 152 x 229 mm. Fully illustrated, including drawings by Paul Atlas-Saunders, Yuri Leitch and Jim Kirkwood and photographs by the author. This print run was limited to 1000.
White Water Dash
Within these dark dread hills I fear
Are shadows lying deep and drear
Yet by the beck is green and bold
White Water Dash to me behold!
Cascading down the mountainside
Towards the mere where secrets hide
This hidden place of mystery
Dark shadows cast by the wind-blown tree.
The light is failing below Dead Mans Fell
And the river flows down into the darkened dell
The desolate valley stretches wide
In the mist and rain by the riverside.
So within these dark dread hills I fear
Where shadows lie, foreboding near
But by the beck 'tis green and bold
White Water Dash take me, take hold!