Ms. & match

Ms. & match

Mismatch
‘In a gull place at a stable time’ snapped in the Weathercats snap

I.

three orientals

three wise men
sat upon the park bench
that faced the estuary
unflinching, realised
it was a case of being
in a gull place
at a stable time,
gathered up their
fussy and fiddly
gifts and hems,
and moved
on.

II.

through the rye

Gin a body meet a body
Comin thro’ the rye,’
wee mousie sang as
she plied her
cricket drawn plough
across young Rabbie’s* farm,
and rested on a
pea-pod hull

III.

man standing

custer* tried again and
again to change channel,
but the indians kept
coming wrathfully through
his mother’s house on
horseback crunching
antique china
under hoof,
the last post
at his ear,
standing,
bugle
jazz
afoot

december 2020

*The bard of the Scots, Robert (Rabbie) Burns

Copyright © 2021 Peter Le Baige. All Rights Reserved

The music is from the album ‘Japanese Noh Music’ recorded by Kyoto Nohgaku Kai. 

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