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Homeless

In a huddled corner I long for cuckoo pint, marjoram Lush swathes of grass to brush and burr my fur I am not a lush kitten, but an old mistress Once called Pip, called RonkaConka Now nameless prisoner of aching … Continue reading

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Mucilage

Mucilage I thought about boiling some glue Making flypapers in the gloom Hanging them up and catching Hardhearts and worrypests Finaglers and wicked hurters But I have caught glow worms and stars And my mother’s beautiful voice Singing to me, … Continue reading

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Mousepocket

Mousepocket In the fields is the shim sham man Now we are in the bales I got the holy screeches The sun did pop down And I snugged away in a burrow Smelling of sweet hay Here I is, not … Continue reading

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Alice and Pi

Alice and Pi Pleasure is not formatted It is clouds inside a builder’s van Not inside but magically inserted Via the ordinary glass Holst plays a  symphonic broadcast To Venus, he is gone now But he can still compose Listen, … Continue reading

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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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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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2.55AM

  Minotaurina – stitch on silk and monoprint- Veronica Aldous    2.55AM I was dreaming of a letter and  of red dye seeping When the lightning came with its cold supernal finger Snapping the bone of night So the room … Continue reading

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