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My third colour poem makes the triad of painter’s primaries. It takes its starting point from a lively tune I remember from the radio when I was a small boy. Of course I didn’t know then that the origins of the song went back over a hundred years earlier, or what the lyrics were about. Continue reading
Land’s stationary surface
Squeaking like meringue
To grip my marks,
Becomes a sudden sky.
I sense the edge.
I can’t see it,
But my stomach gives
A predictive lurch.
Ahead an uncreased page
Sweeps away, her seamless
Laid quite unperturbed
By marginal horizons.
Skylarks bob and descant chorus,
Gorse spikes buttery by the broom’s lemon yellow,
Sun hazed scenting coconut,
Save these richer, richest, riches –
Keep safe this warmer wealth of light.
… self promotion, I know. Apologies – normal service will be resumed soon! But, just a quick post to say that there are now less than 24 hours left to vote at Stanza Digital Slam 2014 (my entry is ‘Butterfly Mind in Blue’ )
My entry this year is a reading of ‘Butterfly Mind in Blue’. The poem was partly inspired by an amazing specimen in the Bell Pettigrew Museum in St Andrews, but, of course, it is about more than that.
You can see all the entries and vote here (‘Butterfly Mind in Blue’ is number 9!)
If you feel compelled to tell every person you know to drop in and vote, who am I to stop you ?!