22 May 2016

apostrophe


a second peony!

this would have been

my sisters' birthday

   

another three


dislodged slat

showing mud &

chicken feet



cracked slabs

growing their own

       chives

 

empty pots . . .

our neighbour asleep

in his greenhouse

incipient


overcast . . .

a migraine has me

on a long leash

 

dandelions

putting on

sunglasses



a slight numbing

underfoot spongey

w/ pine needles

 

three


black coffee

the froth on

the hawthorn

 

ground elder

even in the

elephants ears



let's first

define terms

white lilac

 

rankles


it still rankles

the persistence

of nettle stings

 

revision notes


revision notes

brushing sand

into the gaps

 

pink blossom


pink blossom

the garden of remembrance

           padlocked

 

at pentecost


[Pentecost is ... the 10th day after Ascension Thursday

which itself is 40 days after {the first Sunday

after the first full moon after the Spring Equinox} (ie Easter)

but, no, Christianity has nothing to do with paganism :-)]



pentecost : a gift

of seed potatoes from

s/one we don't like

 

crackers


half moon

only broken crackers

        in the tin

 

cow parsley


cow parsley

my yearly tutorial

on parallax

 

poetry ;-)


don't forget

i'm 93%

poetry averse



there is

a certain skill

to the chopping

up of prose

 

landlocked


landlocked : waves

of ceanothus blue     tumble

over the wall



landlocked : inside

an empty snail shell     perhaps

the faintest sound

 

four mirrors


in this big mirror

a brisker haircut

is happening



in this small mirror

a yellow handled razor

and a jaw line



this hall mirror

reads book titles backwards

through an open door



& in this long mirror

i am nowhere

to be seen

 

what's he found now


leash taut     the dog

won't come out of

an unmown strip

 

fox


where we buried

the fox cub     our dog

no longer stops

 

!


looking at some

thing pink i refer to

it as orange

 

no loophole here


low alcohol

wine standard

headache

 

1st May


first dusk of may

and it's suddenly there

a pale orange poppy

 

a hammer


a hammer by the rhubarb and just the right amount of wondering

 

30 April 2016