Thursday, 21 February 2013

for GENEVIEVE

She wanted masts and nets.
She wanted spray at sunrise.
She wanted a fisherman...someone to bring home the bacon.
She wanted tuna and swordfish.
She wanted bass and tarragon...mackerel and rosemary.
She wanted garlands of flowers.
Roses...She wanted roses.
She wanted laurels like the Romans.
She wanted laurels around her lover's head.
She wanted Italy...especially Sicily.
She wanted a hut near the shore.
She wanted to go to a church and light candles.
She wanted Etna's eternal fire in her
 veins.
She wanted little bambinos...babies would be too tame.
She wanted to sleep soundly with them each night.
She had a dream of a fisherman...her lover.
She wanted a Phoenician...a Greek...or a Carthaginian.
She would not settle for less.
She wanted to see the bay at Taormina.
She wanted Sicily..."fairest garden of the Mediterranean"...
She wanted masts and nets.
She wanted sunrise and spray.
She wanted tuna...swordfish... roses...garlands...dreams...
She had to have dreams...
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(Hayling Island - 1975/76)
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Tuesday, 19 February 2013

LITTLE RED BOOK : 6 POEMS

 
 
(i)
Everlasting note
girlish shoulders
 hushed
pale & hidden
  subside.
 
 
(ii)
Precious heart
kissed every weakness
eyes answered eyes.
 
(iii)
Mignonette
her love-letter
fills the place
again.
 
(iv)
Dawn mother
 accustomed to Love
smiled at God
we prayed.
 
(v)
Soul-play
earthly favours
 spoke of praise.
 
(vi)
Golden limbs
sunshine and jungfrau 
that sweet content
remembered.
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(Written in June 2011, i enjoyed playing with/ rewriting these poems over a period of almost 2 hours tonight - 19 feb. 2013)
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Friday, 15 February 2013

These 2 poems of mine saw the light of day in THE "NEW YEAR 2011 ISSUE" of "THE MERRI CREEK : POEMS & PIECES, #21"

TWO POEMS:

10. XI. 2012

CANDLE FLAME
GUTTERING
AS IF FANNED
OR IN
GENTLE BREEZE
SHETLAND'S AIRES
IN THE ROOM
HARP  PIPE  & FIDDLE ETC.
AH!
IT'S THE BREATH
THAT STIRS.

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14. XI. 2011

CRACKED WINDOWS
RELEASE STEAM &
CONDENSATION.
CAULIFLOWER PICKLES
IN MORNING CHILL.
INSTANT MISO
& STOVE
FOR WARMTH
WHILE POT SIMMERS
FOR HOURS.
B'FAST RICE CREAM
HEALS.
NO SALTED PLUMS.
SCALLIONS TO GARNISH
LATER-ON.

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(Golden GOJI Hermitage 15.2.2012)

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Friday, 1 February 2013

SOME FOTOS ON THE WAY TO VISIT NEW FRENDZ NEARBY

BERNARD HEMENSLEY goldy hermitage 14 / november / 2018 =============...