Monthly Archives: October 2016

Seven Skies

Seven Skies Coloured by the light burning, the light murmuring, the light mouthing Constant as a medium with the silk cloth over her head The  golden fizzing lake of sunblinded eels Scrying the why-whys, the inevitable return to not-knowing At … Continue reading

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Collateral

  Diurnal/ Nocturnal- Portrait by Veronica Aldous All Rights Reserved 2016   Collateral Past extreme as a photograph Punch needling the surface of the present The gap  between the platform and the train The fact you walked around in the dark and … Continue reading

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How we write

How we write Is steps through hushing leaves, each footfall tempered By the slowly sifting knowledge that each has passed Its zenith, this  leaning on a moment where  breaths Are  caesurae dividing the daylight until night falls Sometimes rain spatters the pages, … Continue reading

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Honey

Honey Longing for the murmurous voice that once sweetened sleep The moss buttoned  tight across  the breast, each dusty mould Finely crafted,  the exquisite tuning of thrumming insects Such silvery hands, each turning the leaves As the little flames lick the … Continue reading

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Palmistry

Palmistry Who tickled the small tongues of the mosses The lichens concentric mustard blooms? Ran his hand along the wall to read the varying tufts Spread out braille for a half blind man to read? Who tore a tiny rooted being out of … Continue reading

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Lost Cities

Varanasi Windows-  Watercolour and collage on paper by Veronica Aldous 2016 All Rights Reserved Lost Cities The citadels beneath the Indus spiritises My waking hours, as if just out of reach There we go about our business As if no calamitous anvil … Continue reading

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