inner-nutshells

~

inner-nutshells  (  sllehs-renni  )






in a nutshell - squirrels gather

grey's the daze but may is hazel


winter's brittle, numbers crunching

frothing gobs & speak in seasons


salad blathers streams & rivers

breezes sneezing, branches quiver


stars & sparkles - reams of paper

missing marbles, maids-a-milking


hills & dingles, kitchens sinking

bluster fingers, grip is slipping


march is marching, spring is onions

august calling, autumn falling


all is almonds, monkeys munching

green's a valley, finches singing


in a nutshell - inner-nutshells

t'other earths

& other nutters

( soz )


...





( author notes )


true truths -  not thirteen's weasel shit

wear black tracky-beez


let them white togs hang

like a babylonian rockery


breathe in scapes & shapes of sleep

& cleanse this double-murder village


this is not a shopping list

( so )

never eat shredded wheat

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for whom the bell ends …

~

for whom the bell ends …  (  … sdne lleb eht mohw rof  )




blooming blue lunatics

seeking silver light


lullabies, succubi

as the buggers bite


myrmidons murmuring

mercury & hark


magic beans, majesty

rabid badgers bark


speckle then, pecking hens

rubber chicken neck


flutter cups, frozen beams

floating - flippin' 'eck


sea shanties, cheese pantries

sweet selene & me


crater-faced clatterings

- campanology


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… ti no peels

~

… ti no peels  (  sleep on it …  )





clutter above the

flow of a river

bee with the roses

crunch in the woodland


under the thunder

scatters of cushions

raining & draining

time is an onion


leaves on the lining

pan on his panpipes

dog in a manger

cat on a mattress


bird over clover

lemonade weather

daze of cheese salad

feathers & fleeces


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& janus yawns

~

& janus yawns  (  snway sunaj &  )






& janus yawns - begin again

with spinning plates & figure eights

a sort of door, a nu-refrain


a blooming moon, a winter rose

a glimmer of a tinsel tree

a morning frost, a cockerel crows


an even morn, the sky is red

a mumbling of tumbleweed

& man aliver - december's dead


a stopping clock, a ticking list

the underlings of over there

the phantom hands of river mist


a sliding scale, a slither's snail

a scatter graph, a swivel chair

a dog in fog, a twisting tale


the ups & downs of roundabouts

a parsnip in a silver birch

& hark, a parp of brussel sprouts


the air is pins, a drop of snow

within the still - a village snores

& there beneath the mistletoe


the brambles scratch, the gloaming dawns

a groan of bones & so we sing

the song of swans - & janus yawns


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scatter jan

~

scatter jan  (  naj rettacs  )







scratching naps

sputter rust

ink of gaps

ash & dust


fogging on

in the clear

spins the mist

of the year


sunken songs

underneath

sneezing breeze

winter wreath


bubble broth

blow y'nose

peaking troughs

frozen toes


in between

sleeping pills

vernal spurts

greening hills


brown & down

badger man

scraps of maps

scatter jan


weaving we

spider's web

with the dead

seeking feb


hide & seek

run away

nothing much

left to say

...