s h r e w s

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s h r e w s  (  s o m e  p o e m  o r  o t h e r  )



s onic sister sun sorbet

sabre sailor straightaway


h osta hobble hideaway

hooded hyphen holiday


r undle rubble ricochet

ruffle roses runaway


e asel eagle émigré

echo elbow everyday


w icket warble watwerway

whippet wrestle wren wednesday


s ilver sausage saturday

solar saucer stowaway

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focus crocus

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focus crocus  (  a  f u c k i n ‘ p o e m  )



swans upon a maritime

winter songs & bombardiers

tingles in the fingertips

canters on & cavaliers


midas in the minus signs

mutant ears & mutineers

fission in the fish 'n' chips

saddle wax & souvenirs


serpents in the serpentine

liquorice & lunar years

attics in the lunatics

apple pips & racketeers


farmers in the frankenstein

garden sheds & belvederes

dangles in the candlesticks

bits of lists & brigadiers


bubbles in the battle line

leather clogs & gondoliers

squinter in the intermix

fiddlesticks & middle ears


water in the summer wine

ninja kicks & ginger blear

mortar in the building bricks

fester in the yesteryear


lepers in the lemon thyme

fisheries & fiscal years

supper in the scuppered ships

needles in the stratosphere


pants upon a pantomime

stagger on & volunteers

badgers in the bag o'tricks

babble on & persevere

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pigeons in holes

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pigeons in holes  (  t h e  p o e m  )




badgers in gaps & bats in babbles

battles in scraps with ants in pants

ladders the asp that bit the apple

rabble's the rants & flap's dance


teasels in wheeze & fleas in weasels

measles in bumps & mumps in scrapes

easel's the crane that frames the eagle

scupper's the breeze & scrape's the apes


phantoms in hands & bands in marches

carpets in flight with pigs in spins

cannon's the kite that strikes the arches

fathom's the nail & tail's the pin


pigeons in holes & voles in pockets

squinter in lieu with shrews in shoes

whisper's the mole that stole the docket

simmer's the fog & hob's the spew

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a shropshire ladder

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a shropshire ladder  (  a . e  i n  t h e  h o u s e  –  m a n  )



hen i was swan & bendy

i burred an iceman splay

" div sounds & nouns & spinneys

but knot your harp array;

sieve pearls - wah hey - & uzis

but sweep your pansy tree "

but i was swan & bendy,

snow juice to squawk to me


hen i was swan & bendy

i whirlwind whey again

" the tart is trout & wooden

was weather gibbon in vane;

'tis maid with thighs-a-sentry

& scold for breathless boo "

& i am shrew & bendy

& crow, 'tis spew, 'tis spew

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piss off

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piss off  (  a  l o v e l y  p o e m  &  a  s o n g  t o o  )




parallax bagpipes

palm balm saddle wax

gobshite gormless

tractors - battleaxe


polka dot white slice

milksop pantomime

hilltop - formless

antler's alkaline


calamine fishwife

spatchcock avenue

coleslaw walrus

laptop kangaroo


magnetron magpies

oxbow telephone

hopscotch porous

bawl sack metronome


babble bat glass eyes

pub prick tosser socks

tin can taurus

tongue spun otter pox


poetry's panpipes

heave ho madrigal

mudflap chorus

splashback admiral

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