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Translation

Pinks

 

I misheard a word they used
It clung to me like stale smoke
‘Weary of  the sky and of love’
They bragged and boozed
In the small clean town
Below Zugspitze
Their black broth was the finest

High days their white sleeves
Resembled the laminae of cream cheese pastries
Or schist from the lower slopes –
I can understand they did not like change
Because their feet were stubborn stumps
Stuck into  inherited clogs

On Holzklötzestrasse
The townsfolk gazed in amazement
The cruel face of the mountain
Curled its white lip
Its summit was melting.

Veronica Aldous all rights reserved 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Politickle

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Artwork copyright Veronica Aldous

Woman with strange Implement- Handprint on linen with stitch collage

Politickle

Hester trapped by the prevalent hegemony
Stitched an apron to her thighs, turned Lamia
The things that we do to escape the flies!

Ran a teashop full of homunculi
Boiled battered hedgerow flitted berries
Into a ripe rich bloody genius pie

Sewed and sewed until the shadows flew
Parthenogenetically created dopplegangers
To create a state of free enterprise

Went knee deep into wet fields and wept
Broke cups and plates and drove the needle hard
Into what she could, the letter A.

Veronica Aldous all rights reserved 2017

 

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The Stupidity of Zig and Zog

butterfly and doll

 

The Stupidity of Zig and Zog

The steps are strung with snares of spiders
Hitting me square in the gob as I charge
Into their razor wire
Warlords tremble with anger
As a giantess marmalizes the infantry
I shall dig a ditch in the mud
And live on flies sent by the Queen.

Veronica Aldous 2017

 

Doll attacked by giant Moth- Veronica Aldous

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My Etsy Shop; Moon Cinema

My Etsy Shop

Lots of paintings on here. I only have originals to sell from as little as £15.

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Lament

Since it is all nails now

Hawks beaks and burrs

And you are dead as flint

Dead as a cracked bronze bell

At the bottom of the ocean

I have devised a system for limping

Arcane and powerful

The gait of an angel with his wings clipped

War may break out at any moment

How well you did to miss it! 

Under the drag of currents

Buried deep in Ys.

Veronica Aldous © 2017

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Mrs Magritte

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Mrs Magritte

 

I speak inoffensive metaphors
Till my tongue aches and ossifies
I am allowed to ride side saddle
Though your panelled demesne
Wipe little ink spots from china
Look at pots of potatoes boiling
And gollygosh the price of them

I wanted a large-eyed needle to stitch
A government of allies
A thousand nights of righteous peace
Without any kind of interference
From clattering  astral bodies.

I give you the end of sighs-
l’esprit d’escalier
and a backlit moon with the price tag
Still attached.

 

Veronica Aldous all rights reserved 2017

artwork also Veronica Aldous

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The shadows of plums

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The shadows of plums

taste only of dust

my love-

have you forgotten how to eat?

 

for the people of North Korea

 

Veronica Aldous all rights reserved 2017

 

Artwork- original artwork of eco printed leaves and flowers with hand and machine broderie and plant dyed silks by Veronica. Also copyright 2017
I don’t mind you sharing but give me a credit x

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