Monthly Archives: January 2011

Drag – for Rachael Gray The most amazing drag queens haunt my sleep one in a black silk gown whose tight-cinched waist implies that she’s had several ribs replaced. She’s like two triangles. The two foot deep white tangles of … Continue reading

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Another poem from the swimming pool

Blues3 She swings her hair. It seems an extra limb. Her head moves. Her calm thinking face is still. Her feet step fast. There is a space between her and her man. It’s not for him she thrusts and pivots. … Continue reading

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Blues 2 He wanted to be great. He learned guitar. Went off and practised in the woods, They said years later once he was well-known, and dead he’d sold his soul. And one night in a bar he may have … Continue reading

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BLUES 1 There is a misery that lasts so long bent down with heavy loads from day to day in burning sun, or skies of freezing gray and out of all that pain there comes a song that does not … Continue reading

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Currently my favourite composer

Vivaldi He rose. Said Mass before the sun was up. Drank coffee. Then he took his violin Thought what key this concerto should be in Played a few bars. And by his second cup he’d most of an allegro. Then … Continue reading

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Swim Sometimes it’s best to be a pair of hands pushing towards the side and then you push and if you do it right, a little rush forward that isn’t you. The water stands level before, around you, as you … Continue reading

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