march is an arch


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



local headlines


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


phantom plasma balls


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


bat y’ earlids


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




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


may contain traces of


may contain traces of  (  fo secart niatnoc yam  )

bat shat


sunken suns





phantom scrawls

black holes






badger shit


brown cows

black & blues

dogs in clogs

shrews in shoes

grey daze


shades of beige


green man

river mist

nuts in may

bits of list

plum trees


broken toes


( ??????? )



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