Monthly Archives: February 2018

My father’s gun

My father’s gun I went out and the snow lay like a sheath Dumbing the soil and the houses I wondered who would hurt another And the woods cried life would hurt another Again and again the sharp bifurcations Of … Continue reading

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Cream of Antimacassar (Ninah)

Cream of Antimacassar (Ninah) When you come to me with your garden shed problems The railway line tracks, and the fact you are marrying A woman who is not me, (yet we will still meet After the honeymoon in Barbados) … Continue reading

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My Etsy Shop Update

Veronica Aldous Arts I have some paintings and poetic jewels on sale at my Etsy shop with a  10% discount  for the new shop opening! Please do take a look … Veronica’s Shop  

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10 o’clock Paralysis

  10’clock Paralysis The tin dog barking his guts out The three notes like a cracked gong She can feel him bashing along The corridor, his tail striking the dado In miserable happiness He has been heard by a woman … Continue reading

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The Blue Whale

  The Blue Whale At last a harpoon took my breath away There was no sigh In this expedient sea, The weight was all, the flesh, the oil The barbarous implements Deconstructing heart, lungs and liver A cavernous mystery unfolding … Continue reading

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Parfumier

  Parfumier The crushed violets in your drenched hand smell of nothing, the ionone numbs the senses, Like ghosts they cannot wither, being as they are already gone into some nervy hinterland. Josephine, you called me, the shadow on my … Continue reading

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