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robinhood

Sir Arrow Green

Thief  Stealer

incognito   as Hinderstoop 

old want woman,   a bag 

a charcoal  keeper

 bowstring  travelling

 line  counter ears  and Christophers

 

Sir Green claims to be a gentleman Tanner

claims to honeyrights from  Ox Hive

Merry Bee Men in Waggle ranks

around their Bee King

Society outside  Society

 

 

Sir Green  r...

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heroeshistoryromance

Dauntless Dick Dark Dee Dee

Spread your skirts  Bessie 

here is Captain  Nice  the  Bandy  Dandy Randy Highwayman

land bored apples   from his  streaming  course

 

He is  nice, dangerous to be bad

new fashioned

 between the times

 

Shouts  slap  a kimbo    Dauntless  Dick defiance at   Red coats  in lights out

master stallion   a two a way a swift  over boxed in  parking

 

For t...

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crimeheroeshistoryromance

Regalplex

cinema

kinematic

nickelometic

cinema plex

 

circus seats

someone  else's  seats

being there

being there as the lights go down

 

 pull apart silver

dust moties

no smoking

this film has been passed

 

 

picture this

If the ship fits let it be Titanic

 

talking dogs

family snaps

Baby stood in a corner and would not ...

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Rustam and Sohrab

 

 

warrior   kills warrior  son

riderless horse on calm field

riderless horse  on keen howler

I  have no son  I am no father

 

 days of this hour

  birth and thirteen astrologies

 

back to the candle lamp princess

 her love  for the spear and his rider

brass mare

inventor!

born , not concealed  but  made female  and wanting

 

 

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telling of insects

Insects are always rude to us

legged ugly

three body skins

 

what do they see?

blob heads

larger scanners

 

what do they eat?

suckers

we drinkers

 

Avoid the cracks

where carapace runs  dark

of names of bright ariel 

Deaths head coachman

stag sting  dung harvester

 

I feared their species and genera    from flatbooks and la...

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Horror Horror

horror  horror

clown with  face of a puppet

puppet with the face of a clown

 

horror horror

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meditations on the tor of Ness

rain waxing  tor and  barrow

 hollow  a great female vulva

thrush  nesting

waits  in fur and clitterings

waits as we turn  to look back

 

a stone  age rock and  boundary

lines drawn  as waves

circuit,  cross  to cross

this was a magical  symbol

worn decayed 

lichen cobbled   weed strawed

 

 

henge fallen lith  lays  as an Arthurian queen

...

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A Sleeping Engine

 

I live out  the past

A sleeping engine  in a shocked  blank room

 

Older than saxons

Older than jutes

Older than older !

The land gives back

 

Dreary English ghosts

Demonic and  inertly orthodox

 

Wake a  dread height

Travelling aquatint gives us light

Spilling utter twisted dust

 Lace, frost and the same ringing weather from here to...

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ghostsmurdertime travel

Darkling Grail

 

Trees hide temple and given altar

Bride my foolish brother , my foolish sister

Merlin and his queen lady

she says thy spells

Seeks your secrets

Hide the light   and the steps  to his old Earth

 

Hand on lake

Let me touch the ice

Darkling grail 

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grailmagicmerlin

Queen Enough For You

 

Queen enough for you
Not quite an era , an epoch
All one in decades
Age ridden monument
Of kings and a line of kings
God gave them  their stone
Castle fast tombs
Where they  are grinning like lords
 
Red white and blue
White rose
White cockade
 
Not part of me
 
 
Past and emotionalated
Rigid biped moving at diagonals
...

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jubilee partymonarchyrepublic

Threshold bride

 

It stands the ground

Rock aligned to castle

Monstrous figure of a rise

 

Bell legends  of fog and mist lovers

What was there?

Is it an uncertain faith?

 

Go to sleep

What no speech

 

Form lady grey, no green   with evil eyes

Done and be done

 

She sits face to face

Sits on the company

Blade raised in vivid

She burns the w...

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folklorelove poemmystic

Time slip

Off the road 

A walk in the park

Anti city of natures primary roar

 

Damp plastic  hung skinny from  ash tree

Lightning forked  on something like an oak

Stump raised in flight  and fungus lime

 

Wood carried fears

Horizontals all 

Something of the dazzle 

Blue is up there

 

Heat, sound, tropic

Static, a buzz

 

same place

differ...

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time slip . ghosts

Awake Liar Awake

 

Awake liar, awake a child remembers fabulous massacres.

to comfort the dying of normal voices, blue ending of bitter blast tears

I watch, listening, crushing

All young soldiers dreaming the modern sickness, homespun the hero  torturing and raping, passion with the radio on, kicking out music.

 

strike out laugh at puppets with  madmen.

pause for emotion

 

s...

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TV newswar . music

Zennor Morning

 

I find you a mermaid

Rip her fish

 

We had not dreamt of mythology 

And of the thoughtless   standing chained in  the quicken deep

 

A ship burns  on the water

Daybreak  still in incident

 

 

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cornwallmermaidocean deep ocean drowned

He died in the Ark

 

He died in the Ark

Drowned in sailor suit

 A dropping deck  for pitch in flame

Not made of balance iron nor  dream round

 

He was the right man for marriage

Animals run one to the other

Unfit deformed

 

None of the women have names

Wives of sons

Sons of wives

The dress is torn

 

The flood honours extinction

Unclean, wrong

Dee...

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genesismythwife and husband

helen is finally faceless

 

Helen needs no costume

She swims across to  cold acres

To hit the dead

 

We found her  in crack sharp earth

Sad and  cut to the middle

 

We cannot fight this prince!

We cannot stand against this city!

 

Send Helen back to them

One day we too shall love

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beautymyth

journey back

 

I blank circle  the world

Blue out the ocean

 

Rise higher than the sun

Theme yellow

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How the day is painted

 

Flat on a sphere of pure fluid crystal 

A sequence of days 

Flat rising

 

Not the Moon but a different   movement

 

I look at the familiar  the familiar in any direction

 

How the day is painted

I  am puzzled  and thrown far away

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skyuniverse

Interior of an easy sitter

Something in the nude
Something in confession
Sky watching
Fire watching
Free watching

Nothing
Long hair and parted lips
Nothing at all
Christ to the artist

Dripping oil and period

In a word the museum remains
Get her out of here

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artartistmodelnude

all things

I believe  that all things cosmic are bloody and symbolic 

Nothing more to life than  to eat and breeding movement

Myth and the endless devil

 Remembering and passing on to sacred mixing  and ritual use

 A fifth of unity

Fall rain and long dead forms

 A world of silly limbed animals 

Burn grey open  female desert   and lush excess

Each to the other a lowly genesi...

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genesisMythology

after creation

And after creation the god gave man a beautiful goddess and an axe to destroy her with Sun looked out at sun daughter and their children Sun and Fire The last in black What am I living Give apart the other all dreaming past future incidence dark and rigid earth is thrown from my hand the sun touches the water flow and fell

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ecologyend of earth end of worldmyth

A girl of the same expression

 

Starting to cry in the street,

a young woman waiting,

cold wind upon bare legs

too much ink in the eyes and lips.

 

The clothes matching the face,

the flesh too much like peaches

dissolved in photographs

ugly in slow motion.

 

 

Here comes the man, bothered by her crazy twisted shape, costume and ornaments

ignore the sonnets in praise of the...

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Catharina

Vermeer kept hs best work   in his studio and after his death his widow  refused to sell any of it  keeping the completed canvases at home

 

Simply to watch the paint dry

Enormous staring eyes

White as jade

Netherworld silk

 

She is the most  beautiful thing in the  room

Plainly exhausted   same as her daughter

Hour as the glass

 

She is the fool of t...

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artreputationvermeer

Watch The Road

Watch the road

Overgreen

Nature goes inevitable

Blank city connected space

Cage overdying

A ship breaks the trees

No metaphor  of shipwreck 

Sea hating and depressing

 

Turning at a noise

A few great engines   pathetic , regular and horizontal

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moods on wookey hole legends

 

Summoned and speaking from a despairing city

A door in a cave

Haunted by fallen tombs

Telling empty

 

Bright under thunder   a beautiful girl in marriage is led away  by disappearing  fairy folk

 

Walled

Vague lantern near to death bed

An old man watches the peace

This is the cave

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caves . fairylegendmythwookey hole

Titanic

 

We forget the departure

Blazing music

Real flaring night

A tribute in iron builds itself a storm

 

We are not there in the depths

We are in the sunset

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100 years survivorstitanic

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