Wednesday, March 5, 2014
I am one of ten shortlisted poets for the Fenland Poet Laureate 2014 with my poem The winter-night-song of a Fenland home. Romit has created a wonderful illustration for this poem, which I think is very beautiful. Thank you Romit.
Posted by Admin at Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Friday, April 13, 2012
I am grown tall in the telling of the yellow
that the dance leaves a signal for,
finishing the ridge in a luminous squall,
wanting your white elk-breath and the hoof-pound
at my door. I am the first blade turned black in winter
curled blunt, red-throat-berry-threading the snow.
I am the first blade turned black in winter,
twisting under, green-blade-wanting.
First published by Helen Ivory on www.inksweatandtears.co.uk on the 14th February 2012. A celebration of the beautiful woodcuts of YuChengYou.
Posted by Admin at Friday, April 13, 2012
As a white moon rising-round
there in the tooth of down
drowning; my seal-eyes
weightless in the nurse’s face
my nightdress holds the jellied rice
which cannot ride the spoon.
New Word and Image kindly published on 12th April 2012 by Helen Ivory at www.inksweatandtears.co.uk. Perhaps, dearest Romit,Luna is our most emotional creation to date and yet her origins are very real indeed.
Friday, December 9, 2011
What do you see Owl-boy, stirring
the feathered dark around you ?
Your hollow head, plane on the pillow,
rattling with unbecoming dice-thoughts
beside me. I see your lashes blink
their sleepless histories. The wishing star
warms to your company, her cold
knuckle bends in your favour. Breaks
empty beds half open like walnuts--
you creep from one shell to another.
Settle on a rib that tilts you skywards
and you’re out into the dark again.
Love and dearest thanks to illustrator Romit Berger for giving Owl-boy his flesh and wings and love to Helen Ivory for publishing this poem on 7th December 2012 on www.inksweatandtears.co.uk.The Owl-boy's flight is dear to my heart - I screamed with delight on seeing his justifiably rougish image for the first time !
Posted by Admin at Friday, December 09, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
Alchemy is the first of my poems to be published as a collaborative piece, alongside an illustration by the most marvellous Romit Berger, whom I really love working with. Thank you to Helen Ivory for her support. Alchemy can be heard as an audiopoem on www.soundcloud.com.
Posted by Admin at Friday, May 27, 2011
Saturday, December 18, 2010
The slow process of settling down in the UK has resulted in fewer poems this year.'As you wake on the salt of another shore', appearing today on www.ink-sweat-and-tears.com, is my first published poem since the great and difficult upheaval in July. Many sincere thanks are due, yet again, to Charles.
Posted by Admin at Saturday, December 18, 2010