nap beneath the catkins

~

nap beneath the catkins  (  sniktac eht htaeneb pan  )






budding with the roses

rising like a plinth

roaming of a morning

seeking hyacinth


higher, cries the iris

up the bastard hills

croaking with the crocus

sniffing daffodils


green are england's pastures

pale's the ermines fur

pace the paths of woodland

as the branches purr


nap beneath the catkins

snoring forth & deep

winterland has thawed

- but -

spring is still asleep

...

















































 

otter offerings

~

otter offerings  (  sgnireffo retto  )






otter offerings

feathers, fleas & peppermint

phantom wanderings


phantom wanderings

penguins, pens & lotteries

sodding rogerings


sodding rogerings

dipping toes in treacle tins

tosser totterings


tosser totterings

figure plates & spinning eights 

spittle's slobberings


spittle's slobberings

noses ring & roses blow

pea pod potterings


pea pod potterings

pickles pick & peppers pot

otter offerings

...







































































 

brussel sprout ode

~

brussel sprout ode  (  edo tuorps lessurb  )






fruit of the belgians

toots in the garden


guffing & pardon

sprouting about


gas of the grocer

dancing with onions


singing with chillies

- stews or a curry


- hark, in the darkness

swans beyond christmas


sort of a friend or

a hot water bottle


truffle of brussels

salt of the smurf's earth


sauté with chestnuts

so a concerto


pop blows the weasel

bubbles are squeaking


playing me anus

swinging with monkeys


cabbage of winter

green is the evening


guzzle & trumpet

- brassica's brass


...


















































 

this is just a chain

~

this is just a chain  (  niahc a tsuj si siht  )





this is just a chain

apples in a cul-de-sac

bobbing on the lane


bobbing on the lane

under pickled onion suns

lizard blizzard brain


lizard blizzard brain

river ripple blithering's

phantom tangent plane


phantom tangent plane

alabaster anoraks

spot a gravy train


spot a gravy train

bubbles burst on brother earth

pissing rain again


pissing rain again

sing the hymn of saturn's rings

this is just a chain

...


















 

ice came, ice thaw, ice conquered

~

ice came, ice thaw, ice conquered  (  dereuqnoc eci, waht eci, emac eci  )






the earth's an urn, a trudge of fudge

a phantom land upon the close

a sliding scale, a trail of sludge

a poet stirs, the serpents doze


a circle sings & stone is air

the crocus croak but not a frog

& night has flown but white's the hare

that's boxing in this belching bog


of squelching ground - the sound of swan

within the mists of in between

a sodden hymn, the gift of gone

a dance before this gland of green


is fever struck & strings are plucked

the woodland drips & all is thaw

as spring's unplugged but winter's fucked

the rest is wet, the rivers roar


...




























 

pen then pen

~

pen then pen  (  nep neht nep  )







pen then pen

pepper crusted pencil necks


cut throat cuttlefish

slo-mo interlude


glue gun dog

sunken onion scatterings


bigwig little owl

mud brown trouser press


bright white light

lemon scented lententide


long, black cul-de-sac

catnap caravan


gleam green stream

seven sister planetoids


android adenoids

alabaster anorak


...































 

f e b

~

f e b  (  b e f  )







fading embers blacken

frozen elm blossom

fucking ether bonnets

floating earwig balladeers

feathered elfin bungalows

faraway's early birds

fried enzyme breadcrumbs

foxes eating breakfast

farting endamame beans

forgetful elephants blunder

fourteen ermine bursaries

fifteen eels bongo

frisking eastern breezes

filling egg baskets

flagellating easter's bollocks

for every badger

...