budding song


budding song ( gnos gniddub )

daffodils emerge
underneath a silver birch
as the catkins nap

shoots of mutant green
soon is nearer than the moon
winter caught the clap

off a poet’s pen
when the weir is roaring forth
then the river knows

so galanthus snows
crocus croak a speckled ode
‘neath the gleaming crows

oh, the giddy ants
dance within me thermal pants
as the lamb tail’s sway

on the dozing trees
death is but a stepping stone

frosty stuff


frosty stuff ( ffuts ytsorf )


frost souls wandering

frost within this labyrinth

with their finger’s frost


frost by the wayside

frost with the dust on the breeze

frost like a caber


all is frost over

frost in the sands of time

frost like me marbles


frost but found again

frost with flocks of sheep

keys or a frost cat


frost where it’s frozen

& jumping like a jack frost

frost upon high seas


frost up in the air

& frost a pretty penny

not giving a frost


frost & far from home

frosting an arm & a leg

then frosting a bomb


making up frost ground

& frosting the great divide

frost in translation

f l o a t i n g


f l o a t i n g ( g n i t a o l f )

f eathers on a breeze

wafting with the season’s sneeze

flowing over i

l ighter than a ghost

higher than a toking pope

milkman in the sky

o nce upon a when

up above a cul-de-sac

heading for the moon

a s the chemists gas

then forever’s bubbles blow

in a bright balloon

t o magiona

or a green & sylphid land

from the bland of men

i t’s a plasma thing

meditate & levitate

bring a pad & pen

n otice so the ants

in the bowels of now’s below

in the shrinking town

g oing with the fro

glowing in a phantom boat

never floating down

nice swan, cyril


nice swan, cyril ( liryc ,naws ecin )

swan plus swan is two

swan flew over the cuckoo’s nest

yes, swan of those, please

it’s swan of a kind

swan love, swan life

swan in million

the swan with a waggly tail

swan is not amused

swan foot in the grave

the swan that got away

no swan’s fool

& swan for the road

wednesday afternoon


wednesday afternoon ( noonretfa yadawndew )

wednesday afternoon
is dipping ginger nuts

in the vicar’s teacup
& watching the clocks

plodding like a slug
while the bus is late

like a dead actress
or a blizzard in june

furthermore she walks
up a muddy hill

underneath a buzzard
sploshing in puddles

strums a string vest
’til its out of tune

while the clouds growl
scrumps the doctor’s apples

types upon a qwerty
‘this is not my alphabet’

sweats like a führer
shivers in the mist

laughing with hyenas
high on nitrous oxide

as the earth whirrs
from noon until evening

( noted )


( noted ) ( deton )

two fat robins
bobbing in a bird bath

breakfast in a bap
as the moon aligns with neptune

wind on the face
with an untied shoelace

dinner’s on the pavement
mushy peas ‘n’ chips

rubber chickens clucking
in a blue rucksack

tupped-up ewes
winter barley rising

parsnips in the greenhouse
cows in their sheds

shoots of wild garlic
peeping like a perv

where the air is weaving
dogs run in circles

as a masky gasps
in a car – on his own

eight grey herons
venus in retrograde

burnt black toast
& a sleeping smoke alarm

those imaginary penpals


those imaginary penpals ( slapnep yranigami esoht )

martin p. parsnip
seventeen narnia crescent

susan lamashtu
thirty three coleslaw corner
of your hinterland

hercule humidor
forty four droopy drawer’s road

anne mcdroidson

goneril goshawk
thirteen codology mews
planet caravan

astaroth windsor
six six six j. saville row
( the necro-dungeon )

genghis carnation
eighteen gravy boatswain lane
anus, uranus