Tag: open link night

My Blue

My blue is not that of a mariner’s hankeringfor seascapes, nor the hue of rivers I follow faithfully– rather these favour steel and tealbefore the plunge into a foaming bice brine My blue is not that mood indigo lodging wax-like in the ear when…

Communion

Illustration – Jackie Morris from the “The Lost Words” (2017) In the churchyard, roving rooks returnsummoned by a tail-spin end to this wintry seasonnoisily they stir age-old roosts, filchfrom neighbours and two-by-two stand watchover their untidy stacks In the rook-roofed sycamore, a lattice work…

the wishbone

Wishbone, wishbone on a dish, pick it up and make a wish. If I pull the wishbone right, I will get my wish tonight. Another poultry Christmas, and paltry indeedbantam weighted for one, pullet pulledpiece by piece over the fattened feasting dayscrisp stripped to soupy bones and skinnothing…