Monthly Archives: July 2015

Plum Poem

To The Beautiful Man Who Gave Me Free Plums Thank you for knowing sell by dates are a nonsense I took two of them to bed tonight my first fresh plums some folly Had persuaded me I did not like … Continue reading

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More Arran Poems

I have returned home and typed up poems from my notebook more to follow Things I had Forgotten: The alarming geometry of gorse Poisonous beauty of foxgloves How to walk across streams My feet know how to negotiate stones That … Continue reading

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Third Arran Poem

Follow the Stag he has hung stars from his antlers he has leapt up and pierced the sky his antlers are stained with stardust he is as silhouette as the leaping stag on the road sign on laminated signs beware … Continue reading

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Second Arran Poem Patti Smith Workshop Redux

Today on the island we did a version of the Patti Smith Workshop https://stirredpoetry.wordpress.com/2015/06/25/patti-smith-poetry-workshop/ we free wrote from a line from Patti Smith’s poem from The Coral Sea about Robert Mapplethorpe Reflecting Robert http://www.brainpickings.org/2013/05/31/patti-smith-the-coral-sea-reading/ The line we wrote from for five minutes … Continue reading

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First Arran Poem

The dangerous graves have been reclaimed by the boggy earth the angels have lost their heads and all messages are obscured by lichen many are lost at sea the weather wears down monuments fast the sea makes time more sudden … Continue reading

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