Songs of Innocence 1

Songs of Innocence 1

Up there, the sky is etiolated, breathless
The peaks mauver than the delicate sprouts of potatoes
Falls of  mica schist in serried rows
Glittering  as the scales of dragons
This mind mountain, this hope of rising!
Decisions are made at altitude
Misinterpreted in the heady cold of cwms
How will love ascend? of course it will..
As certain as the humps and foldings
Of the glacier which scoured such valleys
Inevitable as a slow heavy force
Which youth finds ineluctable, enticing
The coupling of ice and clay
Where nothing melts or mingles
The tattoos of maladroit ineptitude
Hiding a geology of  bruised dismay.

 

Veronica Aldous All rights reserved 2016

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About Veronica Aldous

Writer and artist, Veronica is a lecturer is Fine Art and Creative Writing. Her first book of poems, 'Moon Cinema' is now available on Lulu.com. Now there is also 'Mortal' her second book.
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