star and moon

star and moon
march 2016

Clair_de_lune_sur_le_port_de_Boulogne
‘Clair_de_lune_sur_le_port_de_Boulogne’ by Edouard Manet, 1868, sourced from Wikiart

star and moon
in a drifted space
the evening cloud
wove round them
star that stood the
full lunar flare
yoked together
bright and brighter
the sea blathered
in on waves
heavy engraved
with silver
the black lithe
between to bash
dulled into sand
lunar flare now
through a prairie
of sky unhindered
that star
still
stood
its
ground

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The music for the reading is from the Andante movement of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 4 in G major, Op 58, interpreted here in a 2013 performance by the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra with Michiko Uchida as soloist.

show-off

show-off
march 2013
howick domain

magpie
Clown afoot, pic by Keikei

you start
from way
up there
in the darkness
and gold-edged
green of those
leaves branches
laden with
late summer
and late summer
shadow
from there
you zoom
come down
as if on a swing
drawn up to the
heart of the blue
and let go
and at the
very last second
do your aerial
skid and upwards
kick inches in front
of the windscreen
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