The colours of the street have changed

Tight red-green leaves sprout on the curbside trees. Drizzle taps the flattened Strongbow cans stomped down with an empty pizza box American hot pepperoni and chilli. Baronsmere’s pink petals line the gutters; blown down in April rains. I even spied a spider. 12 and 13/4/2015 — In rhythm and feel, this poem bears a resemblanceContinue reading “The colours of the street have changed”

Poems about Water Creatures

In subject matter, three of my most recent poems have drawn on creatures that live in or around water. See  Conversation, which references ducks. Tarantella, which might seem to be about spiders, but also mentions a fish. red herring Thematically, all these poems explores internal and external movement. “red herring”considers the pause of such movement;Continue reading “Poems about Water Creatures”

Two Poems about Spiders (and a Fish in a Net)

Tarantella Once you have been bitten, through your vein the poison curses courses. Through the pain you writhe and sweat – this fish caught in a net – it dances. — The above is a reworking of this: Tarantella Once you have been bitten through your vein the only way to rid yourself is toContinue reading “Two Poems about Spiders (and a Fish in a Net)”