Saturday, 28 October 2017

catalonia

planet of the apes

the shop

the satnav sends me

where the owner was murdered

the wrong way

reopens 
*

the sound of
colliding cars
hot coffee

*

cue at the station my shadow cuts in front

*

the last leaf
replacing politicians
w/ politicians









Monday, 23 October 2017

searching for albion

autumn breeze

                               not knowing

i find

                               what this means

a hangover

                                a rubber duck
 
*

between

                                in time

two bare trees

                                out of tune

an empty bottle

                                the football chant

*

loneliness

                                  cold night

a twitterbot retweets

                                  a beggar

my haiku

                                    searches for albion

*

invariably odd socks


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                                                                               William Blake. Albion Rose [from A Large Book of Designs]. 1793-6

Sunday, 22 October 2017

last years nasturtiums

a good day drinking whiskey

*

football the scar on his face

*

last years nasturtiums the narrator pauses for salmon

*

football
father & son
hand in hand

*

René Magritte. The Banquet



Wednesday, 18 October 2017

'ku 18.10.2017

a corn field’s wishbone

the vending machine
shrugs it off

in times of war
the deepening colors
of the wounds as me

*

second hand shirt the smell of someone else’s detergent

*

day after the storm
dog shit
still on the street

*

leaning

                             getting heavier 

over

                             me

sunflowers
                          
                              & the rain

*

loch ness. october 2017
 

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

'ku 17.10.2017

university town stumbling upon the unemployment office

*

eating charcoal ice cream new moon

*

no day
rain has a habit
of starting

*

there also there russet leaves

*


Friday, 13 October 2017

'ku 13.10.2017

new moon
a crow bathes
in the puddle

*

long night
a skype call
rings out

*

calligraphy
- stoic colons appear
as things-in-themselves

*

loneliness
the sun caught
in the river’s flow

*



Thursday, 12 October 2017

'ku 12.10.2017

foreign takeover
a fleck of paint
under my fingernail


*

freshly cut field
I give my father
the bigger slice

*

geese overhead
a classical radio station
moves into range

*

autumn clouds
geese move in and out
of formation

*
Remedios Varo. The Task

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

'ku 11.10.2017

autumn haze
the harbour
moves further away

*

heating vent
between the tenements
a bird disappears

*

through my breath a tulip learns to speak rainbow trout - cold day

*

the wood-pigeon finally sees me - autumn breeze

*

Victor Hugo. Mushroom. 1850


Tuesday, 10 October 2017

'ku 10.10.2017

a mountain on fire autumn mist

*

the dog’s mouth winter storm

*

wish bone nebula
an orphan chips
the honey-moon

*

autumn rain
the sound of my son
filling his nappy

*

John Cage. Dramatic fire. 1989


Monday, 9 October 2017

'ku 9.10.2017

cumulonimbus 

breadcrumb's 
of immigrants 

the amphibian’s eyes
moving above
a rhododendron 

*

twilight

on the hospital bus
not a single petal
realises the surface

on a misted window
a child’s dolphin

*

*

autumn sky
the fish tank
at the doctors

*

behind the monkey puzzle
the moon 
behind the clouds

*



Friday, 6 October 2017

'ku 6.10.2017

using my journal
as a plate -
this lemon cake
not unlike
mother’s

*

mushrooms
this way too
mushrooms

*

sunflower machinery the rice fields as snowfall w/ sticky fingers mortality darns an end of summer

*

seascape mother’s maiden name on the surf finding a hierarchy of doom a fetus creates a boat

*

Esteban Vicente. Untitled. 1959


Thursday, 5 October 2017

'ku 5/10/2017

news of a shooting
thoughts wander
to greying hair

*

autumn light hydrangea the colour of midnight

*

end of the day
tar spots
on the sycamore

*

cherry trousers

flees narrate
the sky

a crab fills
the banks
w/ a bum note

*

Vincent Van Gogh. Poplar Avenue in Autumn






















Tuesday, 3 October 2017

'ku 3/10/2017


beyond the cemetery walls - a dog’s squeaky toy

*

beneath giraffe wool surgery plays a ladybug the third act finds the ghosts of summer gone to seed

*
 Mark Rothko - Emerald Bay  


*
relative to seven triangles & a day moon I long to be somebody’s uncle from chicago

*
Yves Tanguy. La Grue des Sables. 1946

*
just above
the sound of a river
a robin’s call

Monday, 2 October 2017

from the fifth edition of 'the cherita : your storybook journal'

the ghost’s stutter

causes
leaves to fall

beyond the river’s bend
a magpie
flies straight

*

willow herbs in seed

I find a new faith
in ghosts

forgotten melodies
roll out
an endless sky

*

From the fifth edition of the cherita : your storybook journal

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Unichi Hiratsuka. Megane Bridge. 1935