making grey

making grey
howick domain
morning, 3 april 2014

The ‘pie’ in question, as snapped by an errant jazz cat

spilt across
the domain
this morning
a thin low
fog on the other
side of the field
not even up
to the shins
the white of a
magpie in it
matched to it
its black truly
greyed in it
as we did
with crayons
a patient scrawl
of white waxing
over the black…
walking on
through it
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tattoo of the muse

tattoo of the muse


According to the information given on, where this image was sourced, ‘Frida drew many self-portraits with her pets and this is one of those and she included her parrots in this painting. When this portrait was painted she was just remarried with Diego but was having a love affair with Nickolas Muray, who helped Frida with her first exhibition in New York in 1938 and was a successful portrait photographer.’

your name a hot needle stitch under the skin in a m u s cle of DESIGN. details hinting f i n e as the images the dusk seals on your eye. for its THERE i believe truly we stand. on the crumbling BANK OF EVENING AND the stars are the Bleeding stems of flowers sheared off by the c o o l blade of the dark. it’s these DETAILS like a choreographer’s scribble a muddle of difficult STEPS and balances the precision about your name it’s these details journeys touches that linger like j ou rn e y s i’d have d r a w n within the blue line of a h e a rt. july 1988 london

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The music for the reading is from the Kyrgzy pop song ‘Appak suiuu’ (White Love) as recorded by the Kryghz singer, Yulia Ruskaya.  A link to the video is posted here below.

star and moon

star and moon
march 2016

‘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

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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.