things to do on saturday


things to do on saturday  (  yadrutas no od ot sgniht  )

burble with a burst of words

circle as a bird of prey

sit upon a tuffet's tuft

eating easter, curds & whey

plod the leas of glasses gleam

tingles in the d.n.a

rub y' chin with buttercups

pucker up as branches sway

paint the sky in shades of beige

everything's a passageway

lightning strikes a gilded cage

irk the scourge of faraday

swoon beneath a silver moon

beaming like a laser ray

potter of an afternoon

snooze the latest matinee

mumble in a bubble's bath

water falls & runaway

marbleous, this carpentry

stumbles in the underlay

sip a sup of mourning tea

once upon a dossier

steaming mugs & storming cups

in a spin as potter's clay

squiggle on with bits of list

paper planes & throwaway

roam the gloam & seek the sea

hit the ships & stowaway

weasels weave as badgers dance

in this bastard cabaret

sunken suns & sniffing glue

things to do on saturday



gone but not the other


gone but not the other  (  rehto eht ton tub enog  )

she is the bright & blinds at night

a warring wind - a feast for worms

as poets doze & vampires bite

a dance within a can of squirms

she is the scree upon the hills

a mutant moon, a spew of shrews

or leprosy in espadrilles

a dog in clogs, a cat in shoes

she is the bat of bastard black

a parliament of wailing bones

beyond the snarls & gnarls of cracks

of storming cups or paving stones

an autumn leaf as weasels weave

a tapestry beyond the gong

a michaelmas on whitsun eve

a scatter graph - but still the song


local headlines


local headlines  (  sneildaeh lacol  )

rabid postman bites dog

vicar licks bishop's chin

otter robs riverbank

local poet pisses on

pothole swallows florist whole

secretary embezzled pens

council declares war on owls

( or mayor declares war on walruses )

morris dancer marries earwig

rain all day but dry at night

sport teams draw a game with balls

windmill disappears in gale

un-exploded bomb explodes


spitting dusk


spitting dusk  (  ksud gnittips  )

the thicket bristles in the wood

as ghosts are gloaming in the leas

a muffle in the scheme of things

as breezes hum & ruffle trees

the grasses whisper in chinese

& chatter through the afternoon

until the fly that hovers spies

a sunken sun, a rising moon

& sitting in a sodden ditch

within the still - a poet harks

the tooting sounds, a screeching copse

& hoots abound - the owls are larks

so scribble i with squinting eyes

i'm spitting dusk in dimming light

i'm scrawling on as supper calls

i wave the day & kiss the night



thinking caps


thinking caps  (  spac gnikniht  )

left or right?

sky or down?

night or day?

beige or brown?

sleep or dream?

land or sea?

frost or thaw?

wasp or bee?

bark or bite?

black or red?

light or dark?

heart or head?

smile or cheese?

cheek or turn?

stick or twig?

kiss or spurn?

cooks or broth?

tin or can?

books or worms?

spick or span?

hills or moles?

clogs or shoes?

cats or dogs?

voles or shrews?

vale or tor?

hot or cold?

ticks or crabs?

brass or gold?

sun or moon?

run or hide?

thinking caps

- you decide -



spring’s seasonal setlist


springs seasonal setlist  (  tsiltes lanosaes sgnirps  )

birdsong at dawn

bees on a breeze

hocus crocus pocus

croaks in a pond

blowin' on a garden hose

cherry blossom blizzard blues

shrews in me shoes

the foxglove foxtrot

the dance of the daffodils

the lamb baa duh

& greensleeves ( cover )