twisting tales

~

twisting tales ( selat gnitsiwt )

the dream was not a dream
until the dreamer dreamt
of bends within beginnings
& stings in twisting tales
a spanner in the quirks
a hornet in an apiary
the beige beyond the rage
& so the serpents sing
of scorpions at war
the milkman is a hobgoblin
the sea is up above
& ground is underground
the wolf is but a sheep
& shepherd boys are androids
the sun was once the moon
the stars are distant candles
the secret is the garden
the butler was a patsy
who couldn’t kill a fly
a monkey wrote the bible
your uncle is a goat
your godmother’s an antelope
the whirled is spun with mirrors
& this is not a poem
( gotcha )

 

 

nac eht ni

~

nac eht ni  (  in the can  )






scraping scapes of dawns

deep upon the speak of sleep

as aurora yawns


so a cockerel crows

draining brains in bursts of bird

as the blither flows


while a spider spins

silken webs within the head

stringing hymns in tins


wriggle scribbled squirms

prancing pants of pastoral

ants & earthen worms


as a phantom hare

in the twists of mizzled mist

spins this sylphid air


scattered scraps of dreams

passengers on paper planes

baked but magic beans

...


























 

from hare to where?

~

from hare to where?  (  ?erehw ot erah morf  )






bugles blooming, crumpets blow

wickets stick - the grasses goose


nutters dust achoo 'n' fro

gassing ash, a splash of spruce


tinkers taper, tailors sew

cloaking oak - the woodlands squall


pickled poets piccolo

verdant verse, the curtains scrawl


breezes sneezing, roses glow

cabbage flying, catkins purr


pipers pan & sparrows crow

crickets chirp - the thickets blur


as the rivers mistletoe

cygnets ring from hare to where?


frog beyond the blossom snow

croaking odes of over there

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asparagus season

~

asparagus season  (  nosaes sugarapsa  )







grass of the sparrow

cupid of arrows


wingless of spring

flight of the rhizomes


fibrous a friend

platefuls of april


bird of the leas

octavian's favourite


flap in the pan

woods in the stemming


star of a starter

vegetable gem


darts to the heart

cream of the souper


supper for lovers

& the green in me pee

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catflap

~

catflap  (  palftac  )







cobwebs, webbed foot, star map, startled starlings

plugholes, old gold, seashore, silver darlings

seesaw, sore eyes, inkling, information

meltdown, brown cow, cloudburst, literation

catflap, deep blue, bee's knees, betty swollocks

screw job, lockjaw, back door, nutter bollocks

penfriend, payday, hi-fi, feather dusters

kumquat, mayfly, piss-pot, motherfuckers

...


































 

clutching at strawberries

~

clutching at stgrawberries  (  seirrebwarts ta gnihctulc  )






sun-spun sputnik

shoehorn shuffles


sell sword walruses

celery penfriends


sea green lizards

linseed limericks


deep blue buglers

badger afternoons


sinking in kitchenettes

pebbles in a pocketwatch


rising like mercury

falling with water


clutching at strawberries

sticky jam fingers


seraphin & celery

catnaps on doggerland

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gnissim llits

~

gnissim llits  (  still missing  )






badgers on benders

weasels in haystacks

rivers in the river mist

dracula's reflection

little bo-peep's keys

blizzards on the sun

the simian link

king arthur's marbles

pandora's boxcar

an ear wig made from earwigs

diamonds in dung heaps

poltergeist mime troupes

grandma's dentures

the foxhall jaw

lord lucan's poodle

number four's cat

& yew, my deer


( antlers on a postcard )

...









~

( author notes )

this is a reworking of two older posts

& i should have put kate & gerry mcann's arrest

warrant in this list - too

~

& of course, the truth about the sniffles-scare

...

lockdowns don't work & will kill far,far more


but that was part of the plan all along

~

don't let the weasels win

ignore the media

( which includes all the bullshit on wordpress )

& fuck the worldwide police state

~

peas on earth

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t times

~

t times  (  semit t  )






ten thirty, thursday

terra's tossing tides

taking twelve's tang

toltec tuesday

turrets tocking ticks

three twenty three

towel-day's turnaround

tracing tractor tracks

toodleooh, tudors

twilight's tumbleweed

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easter card listesque

~

easter card listesque  (  euqsetsil drac retsae  )


cherry blossom wipers

bluebell ringers

mrs. green & uncle sunspot


chocolate kettles

life on marzipan

mr. kipling's latest tart


chocolate dogwood

chocolate eggheads

humpty dumpty

dizzy - too


he who crosses

hot cross buns


feathered friends

& phantom family

...