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Saudade

Saudade She left grapes bluing and blurring Glaucous surfaces with the rose red juices Coagulating in their limpid cells Much as I kissed her, so she goes Here is our oval dinner table Repeating the shining blossoms From the cherry … Continue reading

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O crosses

O crosses The newel post swathed in coats, is skins That long for human frames to walk them Out of doors Once I embraced it tenderly, I swear I felt love from the linty folds The  hard tree beneath How … 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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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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Existential White Rabbit

Earthworks painting by Veronica Existential White Rabbit Everyone wishes the moon would talk to them Secretly, they believe they know her better Than all her many lovers that when Thom sings our favourite lullaby The book falling from his hands … Continue reading

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Full Fathom

Full Fathom I am not one of many; I am one who knew The volutes of your labyrinth A sliding hand on the inner skin The wall where pain had snagged And wrought its patterns now overlaid With sorrow’s bark; … Continue reading

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