Monthly Archives: August 2017

Oracle Coracle

Oracle Coracle In the light stained by plum shadows The old ones come; jack rabbit Father, my mate Faltannon. Each one is a welled up tear Of confusion, a slight return To what I should have been But will not … Continue reading

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The Shadows of Oaks

Artwork by Veronica Aldous- stitch and stain on leaf dyed wool felt.  The Shadows of Oaks I have spent 50 years engaging oak trees in conversation the answers come in the form of  shadowplay and at nightfall certain  peculiar moths. … Continue reading

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Cafe scene

  Cafe scene The young husband caresses his wife As she weeps over her meal Another couple are so old That her face is a crumpled tissue.   Veronica Aldous 2017 All rights reserved   Photograph of ancient roses at … Continue reading

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August

Fingers stained with elderberries Marking all the tender cracks My own hands are a map I need no other.   Veronica Aldous all rights reserved 2017   Photograph of Zinnias from Titsey Place Gardens . Veronica Aldous

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small boy

small boy my knees were sore from kneeling, we rubbed saltwater but if I smell salt I know it is nausea I am in a boxed place we are many I am one with the boxes I have hands to … Continue reading

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The Ascent

The Ascent The garden rose up the small hillside until it became tussocky humps and bumps. Her feet twisted and sunk between the hummocks as she went. Her hair blew sideways although there was no wind and a hot dampness … Continue reading

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A Play in One Act

A Play in one Act. Act 1 Scene 1 Facebook spoken by Mrs J. Alfred Prufrock (The unenviable keeper of trees, the semi-widow) enters stage left dragging a string of dead diaries.) Oh the dodgy smartass comments I have read … Continue reading

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