midsummer drums

~

midsummer drums  (  a  p o e m  f o r  t h e m  m i d s u m m e r  m u r m u r s  )



roses as gnosis

a ghost in the thicket

spring in the cricket

& salad-spun tongues


weasels of teasels

a prick in the bristle

milking the thistle

& bumblebee hum


breezes of sneezes

achoo & a tissue

slip in the sinew

of fingers & thumbs


brambles & tangles

a flutter of butter

rhythm's a nutter

& midsummer drums

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formerly …

~

formerly  (  a  p o e t r y  o f  p o e m  )




a rogue clump of mud

the mongolian death worm

mozart's second cousin


a mulberry tree

& a tudor commuter

catching a carriage - or two


a lark in the dark

of the dim middle-ages

singing in english plague pits


a plesiosaur

& a black catterpillar

crossing the path

of your ant

( ? )

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ink this

~

ink this  (  a  p o e m  )





ink this

fingertips

feather dust

hat scraps


train steams

butter beans

rubber ducks

quack passed


grey daze

badger blue

dagger dance

backpacks


frog hops

jiggle june

tinsel winged

bat flaps


plane-brains

podded peas

red & green

blackjacks


cod-socked

mackerel moons

pantaloons

cashback


gasmask

ganymede's

pebble-dashed

flashback


seesaw

sauropods

conkers crack

- that's that

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queen anne’s lace

~

queen anne’s lace  (  a  p o e t r y )




white in the lea's pit

a beacon of soap


handkerchiefs, nighties

a wedding or rope


hangs as a basket

a bastard or bat


lives with the lizard

the serpent & rat


sneezes in woodland

or patches of grass


flecks as a phantom

of feathers & gas


whiskers in whispers

& up with the lark


wild like a carrot

but blind in the dark

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in mirrorlands

~

in mirrorlands  (  m y  o t h e r  p o e m  i s  a  m o u n t a i n  h a r e  )



sing a song of cell division

custard cans & campervans

aerial's on television

caliban's in kazakhstan


feather flocks a flockin' vision

ticker tapes & ticket trams

paper trains on plains of fission

bedding spreads in badger-lands


roses row as rivers glisten

adder skies & ladder lands

miners of the coalition

whispers of the midden-hands


muffle in the scuffle-schism

marbles, mars & marching bands

mumble-stuff of contra's diction

sinking swans on singing sands


weavers on an intermission

tapestries & telegrams

ariadne tickles titian

pencils pen in pentagrams


blizzard of the lizards, listen

wizardry & squinterlands

shepherds sleep as lemons glisten

mizzle gleams in mirrorlands

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probreacsolu

~

probreacsolu  (  a  t r u e  l a s t  t h u r s d a y  a f t e r n o o n  s t o r y  )




mist a parcel

sunken onions

as the marbles

shit the sack


larks are singing

as the village

chitter-chatters

spinning cack?


wraiths are fading

fuzz & phantoms

as the buzzard

bats a flap?


glisten in the

whistle's bristles

on a hillock's

tractor track

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sreknaw

~

sreknaw  (  m e o p  e l t t i l  a  )





pen you peel like sieving sup

& light is lark & limb

hen you've hacksaw squill of squall

& sapless hills to brim

life is butter bumblebee

a jungle up a tree

pebble as a pox of bogs

& leck knot them punts swim

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