( bracken english )

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( bracken english )  ( hsilgne nekcarb )





bracken english - brocks & foxes

tongues in brambles, frogs in boxes


speak in seasons, springs & winters

clutching storms with butter fingers


whistle thistles, thorns & teasels

lizard queens & village weasels


flea the fodder, toss & stirrers

mist is sylphid, meat is murmurs


phantoms flapping as the clappers

river diction, spit the pastures


spot a coppice - specks & freckles

kettles steaming, sing in nettles


bee in clover, sleep in comas

broken biscuits, moss on stoners


we phoenecians, slackened linguists

squawk the talk of bracken english

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a garnishing

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a garnishing  (  gnihsinrag a  )



artisan parmesan

grated cheddar cheese


thinly sliced finger chillies

sprinklings of mint


nectar of the gravy train

spoons of english mustard


deep fried sage sprigs

crispy crouton cubes


ketchup, chutney chops

icing sugar blizzards


chocolate flakes, mayonnaise

spurts of squirty cream


carpe diem

runny honey drizzle


plus a curly leaf parsley wig

( supper's underneath )

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september pens

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september pens  (  snep rebmetpes  )





september pen with feathered quills

& drips of squid - a spider's web


a burst of birds, a host of crows

a turning tide, the flow & ebb


of creeping eves with twinkle toes

& broken odes in biscuit tins


a sinking hymn, the plug of glug

the water whirls, the water spins


the water falls upon the leas

& gargles through the afternoon


the calling corn, a sea of wheat

a brighter night - a harvest moon


the mizzle's mist, a spawning dawn

a sodden trudge, the smudge of lens


the fog of dog, the songs of swans

et cetera - september pens

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i cucumber

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i cucumber  (  rebmucuc i  )



i cucumber the catacombs

of castanets & caramel


to lichen like a library

& shrew the pygmy's peas


i mastodon the mutant mews

of sandals, sand & sandwiches


to petal pichard pillories

& peck the princely knees


i otter on the dioxide

of hyphenated milking-maids


& whale the tales of hydrogen

to chafe the chin of cheese


but i am butter cardigan

& partridge not the postman's nose


so bee within this bungalow

& fudge beneath her fleas


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greta

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greta  (  aterg  )





death's best friend

bleats in dungarees


of the phantoms on her tongue

& her dark disciples flap


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death's sweet swede

dregs of scandi-noir


with an ostrich feathered head

pantomiming parliaments


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death's young bride

eyes like a chasm


sees the invisible

aether of life


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pigtailled puppet

sailing over plastic oceans


( ? )


cash in her pockets

as apollo cycles swan


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