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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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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a squawk in the rain

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a squawk in the rain  (  a  p o e m m m m  )




a squawk in the rain

a clod with the frog

as otter's the drain

& lead is the log


a ghost in the gloam

a spool in the coat

as pollen's the foam

& pool is the poke


a pin in the grin

a turd in the hat

as crow in the spin

& snow we burn black

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a snake & still a sheep

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a snake & still a sheep  (  a  p o e m z z z  )




i'm a snake & still a sheep

bumbles in the mumble's bread

eyes-a-slur & cream in creak

rundles in the rumble's stead


i'm a mare & of the brae

gazing in the bite of night

battle's bats & sing's the jay

babble on & song's the tights


i'm the cleft & churn a chain

slack's the slaw as gore's the grouse

portals paw & prat's the brain

'til once war - i'll haunt this mouse

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porridge forage

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porridge forage  (  a  p o e m  &  a  m e s s  )



mumbles, tangles - bramble jam the jar

jungles, dangles, bumblebee & tree

rambles, scrambles - apple crab the spar

trundles, rundles, glimmer-shim & lea


meadows, echoes - riverbank the brook

bellows, hedgerows, raptor-map & scanned

flutter, frescoes - tenter hook the crook

nutter, yellows, rubber ducks & bands


heather, blether - weather green the root

crooked, hooded, wooded track & trail

golden, y'olden - ever-gleams the shoot

feather, footed, moorland, tor & veil


latches, scratches - pasture patch the scrap

herbal, verbal, curdle crow & notes

petals, nettles - circles turn the flap

hatches, hurdles, burble blow & oats

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