midsummer mumbles

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midsummer mumbles  (  selbmum remmusdim  )




midsummer mumbles

maunders an orchard

babbles & forward

apples & crumbles


apples & crumbles

roses are glowing

petals are snowing

bees in the bumbles


bees in the bumbles

dancing with daggers

steps in the staggers

adders & rundles


adders & rundles

grasses are gleaming

green of an evening

speaking in scumbles


speaking in scumbles

heels on me blisters

hills in the vistas

woods in the jungles


woods in the jungles

chatters of brambles

fruits of the tangles

jam in the jumbles


jam in the jumbles

spooning the lunar

mooning the future

tongues in the rumbles


tongues in the rumbles

grumbles of thunder

fuck it - & under

midsummer mumbles

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dots ‘n’ spots

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dots ‘n’ spots  (  stops ‘n’ stod  )




dots 'n' spots - a blotch of rain

a piddle on a cobbled lane


specks 'n' flecks - a dash of green

a swish of mist, a phantom's seen


ants 'n' pants - a gasp of air

a pair of socks, a boxing hare


moor 'n' tor - a bog of peat

the trudge of mud & sodden feet


dribs 'n' ribs - a sack o' bones

a squinting glimpse of standing stones


burrs 'n' birds - a robin red

a poem pokes within the head


crumbs 'n' thumbs - the stuff of screws

a mumbling of bumbled blues


spots 'n' dots & off the maps

the bits that breathe

between the gaps

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another bloody cucumber ode

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another bloody cucumber ode  (  edo rebmucuc ydoolb rehtona  )




cool as a mortuary

sing on the breeze

cucumbers glistening

green as the peas


pickled in infancy

slithered or whole

fruit of the salad stuff

cubed in a bowl


swords of the sunken sun

truncheons of nosh

lud of the luncheonal

top of the squash


thane of the raiti's dip

soften as lint

balm of the gardeners

lover of mint


cousin of cantaloupes

plucker of chords

melon, the musical

emperor of gourds


scoffed of an afternoon

cuppa in hand

soother of sandwiches

king of the bland

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phosphorus winks

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phosphorus winks  (  skniw surohpsohp  )



phosphorus winks

& selene is gleaming


grasses are gloaming

ghosts of the leas


wisps in the woodland

whisper the willow


wander with wolfgang

sprinkles of twinkles


satellites speeding

scatters of plasma


i in the bracken

sleepless & speechless


yawning the morning

squinting my eyeballs


this is the brightness

before the blackbirds


mumbles of thunder

before the lightning


frogs in the drizzle

-riddle me rigid


howl on an anthill

over the townsfolk


phosphorus winks

& selene is gleaming

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yet more word salad

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yet more word salad  (  dalas drow erom tey  )





rasping rabid radishes

olives on an odyssey

seek the seas of carotene

piffle pepper pencil necks

cherry blossom twinkle toms

chatter chilli winter frost

tossing on as onions spring

kingdom come what mayonnaise

sweet's the corn of blearing ears

warble in the orchard frog

blether bread & circuses

splatter nuts & jabber dust

daze of dogs & paper plates

moons of mutant cucumbers

shredded cheddar letterheads

lexicons & lettuces

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the kitchen sink

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the kitchen sink  (  knis nehctik eht  )





the kitchen sink is singing songs

of physicists in silk sarongs


the morning mist is milking goats

as chemists float in duffel coats


the kettle steam is blearing here

of jericho & jenkin's ear


the toaster smokes a phantom frog

a murmur purrs a catalogue


a botanist is chasing tails

of barking snarks across the dales


the breezes stink of dungarees

& headless monks in nunneries


an apple cart is shedding loads

& farmers gargle speckled odes


the kitchen sink is singing songs

& so we glow & hymn along

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