Superimpose

A new poem, written since moving back to England. My themes are altered & I am now beginning to find my stride with them, especially owing to my access to books being greatly improved; having a marked effect on my perceptions. I apologize for my tardiness, I read with gusto, insatiably; finding little time for…

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Weather of bulls

One from the Wallace Variations which can be found numerously in this category. Weather of bulls The sun recovers everything again, just like you always say the sun is doing. It is as if there never was a storm last night thumping its fist of rain against the cinema; that swept yesterday’s news into the…

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Let’s call it a sacrifice

A new poem. Photograph by me. Let’s call it a sacrifice It must have worked, whatever killed it : the drought has lost its footing; except now, the once named, being dead, is just that —or a sacrifice, sufficient enough to sate the appetite of a god. i don’t believe in such fads, but many…

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Storm & Stress

An oldish poem i have neglected for sometime, until i recently injected some new words & remodeled it. Storm & Stress the light switch of the storm shaped like the roots of the 팽 tree, its fibrous anchors split the torrential downpour in a sparagmotic seizure & tugged the claggy cloud, the sky itself with…

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wind soliloquy

wind soliloquy A lot of it about. What does it? Pulls a tree’s ears. Slaps a child, else we’d never know it’s about. i lost an argument to it in December. Did much huffing // puffing— what cares the wind? Doesn’t do right angles nor algebra. Blew Euclid into squiggles. War on toupees. War on…

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The Black Shore Rubbish Disposal of Paradise

i recently sent this one to Tim Miller at wordandsilence, via email & he said these things about this poem: one hell of a first stanza!!!!!!!!!!!!! (my exclamation marks) Of everything you’ve sent me this one is tops for me.!!!!!!!!! (my exclamation marks). It’s interesting to me what yr doing with this place people go on…

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a handful of photos

just a handful of photos from the last goodness knows when— mostly recent & one from quite a while back: the one of the flower man was taken in summer. there is a variation of feeling here i think, something to illustrate Jeju’s diverse weather & landscape. all of these photos have been shot using…

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차바’s refugees

last year Korea was hit by one of the worst typhoons in some years, killing 7 on the mainland. Jeju fortunately got off lightly, the typhoon grazing us rather than meeting us head on bull-at-a-gate.  the day after, the weather windy & carrying the heavy regret of a drunk in its ache to clear its…

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