Tag: city

Pearly gates

An erasure poem of my own drafts – Charley (Life in Portofino) calls his drafts sleeping alligators – so with a nod to his wordsmithing, this category is called ‘crocks on the rocks’


Say ‘night-life’ and picture where the wild things hunt along surreptitious byways or flip a coin and scan a panoramic London vibe the gatherings that drink and chink in luminous offices so much laughter, so many jostling for position cramped as cranes alongside their glass-eyed constructs they blink and sniff red-nosed at the skyline where helicopters probe like city raptors riverboats become bars and bars swim… Continue Reading “Nightscape”

Spatial awareness

“In London, that great sea, whose ebb and flow At once is deaf and loud, and on the shore Vomits its wrecks, and still howls on for more. Yet in its depth what treasures!” – Shelley It’s the heartland without much heart. Drill, crane,… Continue Reading “Spatial awareness”