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Immanence

The blind valley’s full of mineshafts, sheep stamp in the roofless house, at every corner a bird flies off.   Each step disturbs the listening grass, the sun’s work on the worm cast, the beetle labouring in his universe.   Lichen writes on every cliff a lucid, undeciphered script; ferns tremble in the draught.   […]

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Exploration

From the intimate grotto of your ear to the broad sweep of buttock is a finger walk down the spine ridge to where the tops are windswept but the clefts are bushy. This archaeology’s best practiced between experienced lovers. Your hipbone is a gondola rowlock three quarters buried; the body of the boat’s here too, […]

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swan

stepping into another world, time’s walls seem to melt, and looking in the window of the long low boat, i see you with a kettle in your hand and call you.   our talk ranges wide, dropping and picking up threads like weavers improvising a fabric, preoccupations, sudden recollections – i settle slowly to your […]