timings

timings
july, september 2021

timings
the minutes, they play before the hours…. a Weathercat sea-snap

the gulls
white dance
of minutes,
boat bows
pointed
hour

hand
on clock
of tides
winding
&
unwound,
sky
hush
of clear
blue
finger
held to
lips of
cloud

Copyright © 2021 Peter Le Baige. All Rights Reserved

The music for the reading is from the Saraband of Bach’s Piano Partita No. 2 In C Minor, BWV 826 in a live performance here by Martha Argerich.

fireplace

fireplace
august 2021

fireplace
in that neighbourhood of dusk, the familiar closing dangerously in…

along
that horizon
greys of
cold ash raked
out on sea,
poke through
of sun
last ember

in neighbourhood
of dusk the air
sprung with
rain along
a street you
sprint-stumbled
to manhood upon,
on softened lawn
forever’s
hop one
dark away
in blackbird’s
cluck and eye,
the grass
a narrow
shimmering
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lift that tail

lift that tail
28 august 2013

lift that tail
Many thanks to local artist, poet & writer Susannah MacDonald for kindly providing this so very vivid blackbird sketch from her personal archives.

lift that tail
blackbird
on the top of
the fence
pale wood
or painted
the top of
the fence you
just caught
in flight
with your
two fine
clawing
feet
lift that tail
as you
dive for
worm down
there in the
grass
lift that tail
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