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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   Advertisements

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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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Hymnself

Hymnself I was thinking of visiting you By now you will be mystified by leaves Haunted by squirrels and small slow maggots Fingering and boring into the sainted bark. I feel you in the sunset when the shadows Skitter over … Continue reading

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The Little Ones

We didn’t tread this way Because we chose it, rather It was the way the wind blew down The ginnel into the heathland Bending the soft cocksfoot and fescue To a whitish silver footpath That we wound down Pushed by … Continue reading

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Very Important Notes

  Very Important Notes Summer brittled her, cracking her ribs As balsam disgorged its black seeds Into the western tributary She lay on her back beneath bracken Serpentine in its ways and habits ‘The sun is also a star, the … Continue reading

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