12 Degrees & Skiving

what began as year-long challenge has become perpetual until further notice

March

hoar feathered rose and the aggrieved tire of the taste of salt on the road fearless of dying young the brash crocus weathers the mountain’s quartz and meltwater perfume

March 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

From London to Lanzarote

we watched breath slow swell into the lift before us 3000 sighs and 4 hours south sand ghosts those same shapes about sun sleepers

February 3, 2016 · 4 Comments

theory of simultaneity

to those who named me fugitive, or comet at times satellite in the flight in the launch the unexpected hammer-anvil bounce, those i thought naught of were all hawk-love-fierce and … Continue reading

August 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

Would You?

would you tear the rain from her fragrance lay the notes bare to the knuckles knowing the ropes twice to un-know all over?   would you cobble the days coming with … Continue reading

May 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

L’Anima Poetica – Dyana Valentine

Dropping Down – Dyana Valentine I first listened to this spoken poem in April 2012 via Bentlily’s site, rattled, restless, at a crossroads and unaware that my life was about … Continue reading

May 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Found Letter

the day knotted at both ends a rare loose thread in between i burrowed into a second hand bookstore i bought DH Lawrence Love Poems And Others a month later … Continue reading

May 8, 2015 · 7 Comments

Poet Absconded

Well, I skipped tradition this April and missed NaPoWriMo. I’m yet to finish reading through the entries from fellow poets I follow, which may take days, or even weeks. When … Continue reading

May 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Orchid II / L’Orchidea II

because she lives beside a mirror she only needed to spring two heads they poke out their tongues at reflections perfumed breath underpins my studio overlaps oils each word I … Continue reading

March 17, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Orchid I / L’Orchidea I

a gift I thought I’d killed with neglect surprised me with a stem shot lightward bowed it studded it over several days with seven dragon heads topaz tongued pearl maned … Continue reading

March 12, 2015 · 4 Comments

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