sing-a-song of pylons


sing-a-song of pylons  (  i t  c a n  o n l y  b e  s p r i n g  )

sing-a-song of pylons

nutter, nurse & birds

twinkles in the ions

butter, whirr & burrs

fingers on a thyme bomb

sputter, burst - & 'erbz

sing-a-song of pylons

nutter, nurse & birds

hymn-a-ring of oxbows

rockets, rats & bats

simmers in the crossbows

knockers, gnats & cats

river tat the bongos

sticklebacks & sprats

hymn-a-ring of oxbows

rockets, rats & bats

whip-a-crack of attic

slipper, snap & loft

spittle in the static

dribble drop & waft

blither in the basket

conifer & croft

whip-a-crack of attic

slipper, snap & loft

jig-a-jog of jodhpurs

potteries & pants

triggers on the trotters

orreries & ants

squiggles in the scholars

glossaries & glance

otters in the tosser

lotteries & dance


( a u t h o r  n o d e s  )

if you see someone

out & about

& you don't know them

& said person is looking in their pockets

don't go up to them

& ask them what they're looking for

- that's nosy & a bit wank


someone did that to me earlier

so i told them fuck off & mind their own business

& they deserved that

( wankers )



& blue doors


& blue doors  (  a  t r u e  s t o r y  )

cobwebs & cobnuts

& green fields & eyesores

roses & noses

& seesaws & sea shores

moonlight & morning

& sunshine & gold straw

rat traps & bat flaps

& hopscotch

the black horse

echoes & yellow

& embers & wild boar

mudflaps & strange ways

& grey days & white floors

trickles & ripples

& whispers & wild roars

rainbows on all fours

in new shoes

& blue doors


squiffy elbows


squiffy elbows ( 6 quatrains of piffle-vest )


feather freckled dinosaurs

finger tingled tidal boars

apple blighted acolytes

chocolate teapot labradors

jackknife island semaphore

junkyard carnage carnivores

serpent laddered stalactites

thunder stumbled underscores

summer sputtered hellebore

mammoth mangled megaspores

silent parrot parasites

peasant pageant petit fours

scrambled eggshell evermore

mustard gas mask guarantors

jagged jawline jacobites

trojan horsefly saddle sore

potion motion sycamore

spiny ivy iron ore

maybe knotted stalagmites

heckled henpecked heretofore

dicey icy sliding doors

drooping soupy superstores

accidental satellites

every twat's a troubadour



from great urns


from great urns ( a smack my keats up versus the met office of a poem )

scattered from great urns above us

spattered bits in bursts of sputter

grey meets green & other colours

life & death are cousin-lovers

staggers here & taps on awning

chattered words & birds as warnings

cakes awake & serpents yawning

sprinkles on a half-baked morning

pattered earth & maybe riddles

jabbered codes of brainy fizzle

muffled drops & building trickles

listen to the summer drizzle