Monthly Archives: April 2015

Expertise

he asserts his superior knowledge           of the city steps suddenly from the kerb                …veers  ……..brisk into unexpected                                           cut-throughs I swerve a step behind                                hop step a catch-up I assert … Continue reading

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Life model

lines lie along what’s underneath map bone/ligament              …….shadow a vein a trained eye can read misuse assess the leverage                        flick     align these are not the cobweb creases of eyes screwed to the sun   … Continue reading

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A small thing noticed

pasque flowers purple under silver fuzz skinshine spring bloodblossoms Jan Dean

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Weeding

would be a forest of ten thousand sycamores would be a forest                 …………………often thousands a wood-be forest                  …………………a wood bee a wood bee for … Continue reading

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Back then

she was an M&S amazon …………………………you didn’t mess in the old days when reduced counter didn’t mean tracking pounds shed ……………………………..when end of line was oddment ………………………………………….jumbled for us to root and sift another layer of hunter/gather instinct conned by … Continue reading

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Thoughts breaking over rocks

a day behind the door opens and shut case           …I forget not him                     … books ancient                   … Continue reading

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Envy

the land is striped                            mudstone and chalk lines of lime and acid my white camellia flowers             double and lush as a wedding but the oval leaves are yellow       pale                spotted all … Continue reading

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Easter Saturday

the altars are stripped          brass crosses dark in shrouds of purple net     there is no damask now no silk falls to soak up sound        we hear our heavy feet in vivid stone …………………..cold on Saturday morning the movement … Continue reading

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Friday afternoon

  the hill is silent         cattle stand like statues in the grass no birds          the light is flat           the sun as hard as brass everything has stopped      roots suck no water from the earth and nothing grows in … Continue reading

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Draping muslin

today I am grey feathers………dust and thirst not doves       ………………………feral pigeon my throat a gutter of rainbows my hard eye wary as glass a cock pheasant struts his golden stuff his voice a wooden clack……..I purrcroo a cushionplumping … Continue reading

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