a sinking song

~

a sinking song  (  gnos gniknis a  )





a sinking song, a creeping night

the squall is balls & caterwauls

a plumber in a vicarage

a bed of bugs - the evenings bite


the yawn is dew & dawn's a witch

a vista hymns a mutant hue

a daze the shade of pencil lead

a host of crows, a brimming ditch


within a wink, a blink, a nudge

the toast is burnt & babylon

an adder crawls - the pastures call

with leaden legs - a sodden trudge


upon a path, another page

the breezes blow, an orchard snows

& apples dance a reelsome eight

a squirm of worms & fade to beige


or thereabouts - the ups of down

a splosh upon a puddle's pond

the ripples of october's ghost

a woodland in a gown of brown


the cracks of black beyond the green

the wheat is gold - this dream is old

a roman nose, a saxon tongue

an undercoat, a submarine


the hobbled hymn of shrinking moons

an ode upon a stool of toad

a leaky lea of avalon

the stuff of swans - brunhilda croons


a canticle, the ding of dong

the strut of ruts & stag along

the mist of picts & pickle on

within the mist - a sinking song

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musical glue gun

~

musical glue gun  (  nug eulg lacisum  )





~


musical glue gun

twigs are my lighters


sing in the woodland

this is a stick-up


bees on the breezes

ribs are marimbas


rumbles of thunder

snakes in the breaks


~


birds in a notebook

worms in a cancan


dancing the ant stuff

up on a hillock


over the clover

this is the good sheet


bells in the dingle

knell in the spring


~


weep with the onions

settle on petals


thistles & nettles

tuffets & trumpets


mizzle minerva

sulis is sunken


ballads & brambles

autumn & fall


~


reeds in the marshes

parps in the garden


zephyrous zithers

plucking a string vest


pan in the pantry

blowing a crumpet


under a blue sun

- musical glue gun

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up before the farmers

~

up before the farmers




up before the farmers

on a sort of lark

warble of a wander

walking in the dark


distant is the village

lamps & candles burn

grocers green are dozing

vicars toss - & turn


stars above are winking

blink & twinkle so

artemis is sparkles

'til the cockerels crow


scramble up a hillock

squawk upon a field

ghosts within the gloaming

whistle in a weald


moths are butterflying

sleeping are the bees

phantoms on the pastures

whispers in the trees


bats upon the breezes

scattered as the sky

trudging in the sunless

plod the dog & i


howling with the owlets

sing a badger hymn

trotting with the foxes

dancing in the dim


up before the farmers

on a sort of lark

warble of a wander

walking in the dark

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in the clear

~

in the clear  (  raelc eht ni  )





bubbles tickle tips of tongues

on a wander from the shop

sipping sups of ginger beer


underneath a swarming orb

in the pantaloons of noon

on a bridge, above the weir


toast the flow, the river roars

mud as blood & howls of brown

bucking beasts of water here


bucket off beneath the blue

satellites switch on the lights

sunward strings the puppeteer


in the dell - a knelling bell

baas upon a breeze's sneeze

tingles in the inner-ear


oceans groan as swallows swish

roses glow & phantoms dart

martens, hark & swift a gear


clouds unshroud & so an ode

or a sort of warbled hymn

in the clear of morning's blear


spiders climb the drains again

buttercup's the fuddled lane

puddles shrink - & disappear

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a spawning dawn

~

a spawning dawn  (  nwad gninwaps a  )




a spawning dawn, a cloak of oak


the tingles of the teasel's thorns


the claws of crows & phantoms croak



of ants in pants & socrates


in pantomime - in attica


within a wood, a swan a breeze



a kite of pipes, a peaking trough


the barking gnarls of derbyshire


a daze the shade of stroganoff



upon the leas - a badger, hark


a walrus in a walnut tree


a fleet of frogs & joan of arc



the sound of clouds, the pound of ooze


upon the toad to mandalay


a flute of newts & speckled dogs



a sort of door, a yawning fawn


an otter in a glossary


the blear of deer - a spawning dawn


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seek the lemon sun

~

seek the lemon sun  (  nus nomel eht kees  )





snare the air of hares in lockets

shrews in shoes & voles in pockets

weasel wheezes, sneezing breezes

snorting horses, chairs & rockets


spin the span of misted thickets

pant the ants of leaping crickets

in the sprawling of the morning

licking stamps & sticking wickets


squawk the chalk of rabid rabbits

smoke the crow of flaps in attics

hymns the mizzle in the drizzle

sacks of sand & spuds in jackets


song the sing of holes in buckets

scrawling balls & stringing puppets

speak & spelling - bells are knelling

seek the lemon sun - & suck it

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