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
far-luh-lar-luh-lay

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

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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
winchesterchester

susan lamashtu
thirty three coleslaw corner
of your hinterland

hercule humidor
forty four droopy drawer’s road
ruritania

anne mcdroidson
two-b-nine-w-two
one-y-nine-h-8

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