Tuesday, 15 January 2013

polaroids of soundbites of internal monologues go walking

holly is holding firm
on branches lit
by tired sun
bowing low down
stirring this soup bowl
round

seagull sky clacks out
insistent on union
commuter cars
yo-yo back
to the place where
they've come from

ducks in two flanks flee
on water rippling sapphire
free

bring George and Lennie out
for at least the twelfth time now

ear-muffs and poodles mix
small boy does scooter tricks
green fields in technicolour
rise to anoint this

a drinking swan dabbles on
a slither of cutlass moon
marching like Stansfield
stalking prey in Leon

trapped in this symphony
soothing sphere turning on
dating dependency
trying to hate no one.




 



8 comments:

  1. You painted some vivid scenery here .... beautifully rendered !!!

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  2. I really enjoyed this piece and the way in which you wove it. The title is perfect...'polaroids', 'soundbites'...love the Steinbeck reference and your close as well. Great write.

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    1. Thanks! Started teaching "Of Mice and Men" for the umpteenth time this week!

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  3. I think the Polaroid title is perfect...for it created a beautiful image in my mind. Well done indeed.

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  4. Thank you. Wasn't sure if polaroids were still in use but they seem to stand for little snapshots like these :-)

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  5. I like the scenic captures specially these lines:

    a drinking swan dabbles on
    a slither of cutlass moon
    marching like Stansfield
    stalking prey in Leon

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  6. nice...really great title....and then the flow is great...the imagery, love it...i was right there....swirling around to take it all in...nice...

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