march is an arch

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march is an arch  (  hcra na si hcram  )



march is an arch

spring is a duster

feathers & fluster

flap in the green


flap in the green

croak as a crocus

hocus the pocus

leap as a bean


leap as a bean

winter's a possum

yonder is blossom

blue is a bell


blue is a bell

red is a tulip

hymn with y' two lips

sing in the dell


sing in the dell

ring in the dingle

spin as a spindle

run with the dogs


run with the dogs

badgers are pairing

rabbits are haring

boxing the frogs


boxing the frogs

sting in the nettles

settle as petals

under the larch


under the larch

ink in the middle

scribble this piffle

march is an arch

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local headlines

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local headlines  (  sneildaeh lacol  )



rabid postman bites dog


vicar licks bishop's chin


otter robs riverbank


local poet pisses on


pothole swallows florist whole


secretary embezzled pens


council declares war on owls


( or mayor declares war on walruses )


morris dancer marries earwig


rain all day but dry at night


sport teams draw a game with balls


windmill disappears in gale


un-exploded bomb explodes


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phantom plasma balls

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phantom plasma balls  (  sllab amsalp motnahp  )




phantom plasma balls

swishing in a winter wood

nimble, little orbs


nimble, little orbs

underneath a blooming moon

orange, red & white


orange, red & white

croaking toads & ghostly groans

in the thicket's black


in the thicket's black

snarling gnarls & badger barks

darkness cloaking oak


darkness cloaking oak

shiver shines the silver birch

scatterings of bright


scatterings of bright

sleep is on sabbatical

wandering the night


wandering the night

out the house & up the hill

be beneath the trees


be beneath the trees

sit upon a rock & watch

phantom plasma balls

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bat y’ earlids

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bat y’ earlids  (  sdilrae ‘y tab  )





touch a bud with butter fingers

flutter as a butterfly

up above a buzzard's soaring

sights are sporing in the eye


serpents stirring in the thicket

see the weasels weave a web

as the misted river ripples

roving with the flow & ebb


lick the leaves of green & gleaming

taste the rain as spiders drown

settle on a bed of petals

softer than an eiderdown


suck the sun of lemon posset

breathe the breeze of dangled knee

jangle as the ponds are croaking

thunder rumbles mugs of tea


storming swarms are humming summer

be the bumblebee & sup

hills are rolling over clover

bat y' earlids - listen up


birds are churning in the woodland

lambs are sprang as cygnets ring

circles blearing in the clearing

tongue y' twist & song a sing

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inspirational

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inspirational  (  lanoitaripsni  )






a bearded billy goat

smokes a pipe beside the fire


in an old crofter's cottage

as a weasel fights an earwig


to the death or thereabouts

in the bowels of the woodland


& an owl shats a pellet

so the bright moon blooms

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may contain traces of

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may contain traces of  (  fo secart niatnoc yam  )




bat shat

saturdays

sunken suns

that-er-ways


backdoors

waterfalls

syphilis

phantom scrawls


black holes

hinterlands

tinnitus

winterlands


roundheads

cavaliers

badger shit

balladeers


brown cows

black & blues

dogs in clogs

shrews in shoes


grey daze

undertows

shades of beige

bungalows


green man

river mist

nuts in may

bits of list


plum trees

bumblebees

broken toes

poetry

( ??????? )

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all for when it stops

~

all for when it stops  (  spots ti nehw rof lla  )




poetry's the drug

singing in the kitchen sink

pull the plug & glug


scribble is a friend

running with the river mist

twist until the end


blubber as a ball

quack the stuff of rubber ducks

flutter warps & squall


brush with strokes of chin

little bits of everything

pack the fucker in


ghosts are you & i

scatter graphs & scraps of maps

spot the sea & scry


rhyme & chime a tune

row y' boat as roses glow

so & lick the moon


swan upon a lake

dance with ants as summer pants

cheese & eat y' cake


all for when it stops

death's a bloody lottery

win & dot the dots

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