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



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

Mrs Magritte



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

The shadows of plums



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