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