icon: the village

                    icon: the village

patmos
Chora, Patmos, with acknowledgements to dreamstime.com for use of this image

set as to close upon themselves the careful fill of shade white plastered walls retrieved cold intact from the light. calloused shutters ajar stranding sun in a momentary room. an exile’s you’d imagine. little of home bed hard against the night-damp wall a lull of sweet smoke the table boasts an icon aged by hand in a city workshop sea calm by distance a minute’s view until you drink the blood-bitter coffee, difficultly talk. 1985 patmos, greece

Taken from my own collection ‘street hung with daylit moon’ published 1986. Acknowledgements to Chamaeleon Press

The music is from ‘Prelude’ by Greek guitarist & composer Minas Bogris.

seeing it

seeing it
           19, 20 october 2020
           riverside

seeing_it_2
dreams that barely tremble her…a Weathercat snap

waking,
dangled
handle of the
latch on the
french doors
like a moth on
the white painted
wood,
through glass
the estuary
in night,
the body
of its stillness
like the lover
you have bet
everything upon
to be within
her reach,
shore lights
holding steady
downward,
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ice-block crossing

ice-block crossing

ice-block crossing
..to the soles of her feet

summer at
the pedestrian crossing
the girl could feel
the cold of that ice-block
down to the soles
of her feet
crossing the hot asphalt
on the way back
from the shops
licking her way along
with a bag of prosaic
groceries in her other
burdened hand

panmure-ellerslie highway
january 2015

Copyright © 2015 Peter Le Baige. All Rights Reserved

The music is from the second movement, Adagio, of Mozart’s Piano Sonata in C minor, K. 457, performed here by Mitsuko Uchida.