Tuesday, 30 January 2018

APERTURES #6










bernard hemensley
goldy hermitage
30 / january / 2018
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Sunday, 28 January 2018

IS THIS FELLA REALLY ME? JUST FOUR SLEEPS AWAY FROM COMPLETING SEVENTY JOURNEYS AROUND THE SUN.








bernard hemensley
goldy hermitage
28 / january / 2018
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POEM PUT TOGETHER RATHER QUICKLY FOR ROB SCHACKNE

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WHILST RIDING MY BIKE
AROUND A ROUNDABOUT
A GOOD FEW YEARS BACK
SOME LOUD-MOUTHED BOY-RACERS
SHOUTED AT ME TO
GET-OUT OF THE FUCKING WAY.
YOU STUPID OLD MAN
THEY ADDED
ON ACCOUNT OF MY BIG BEARD
I GUESS.
WELL
THAT WAS THIRTY YEARS AGO
AND 
ACCORDING TO ROB SCHACKNE
 THERE'S GONNA BE
A BIG LUNAR ECLIPSE
AT THE END OF THE MONTH
ON THE EVE OF MY SEVENTIETH
AND IF I SEE
THOSE BOY-RACERS
OR THEIR LIKE AROUND
I'LL GIVE THEM
STUPID OLD MAN
I'LL BE SURE TO 
KICK THEIR ASS!
COME-ON
AT MY AGE
YOU SHOULD 
CUT ME SOME SLACK.
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bernard hemensley
goldy hermitage
28 / january / 2018
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Thursday, 25 January 2018

Monday, 22 January 2018

CALLIGRAFFITI













BERNARD HEMENSLEY
GOLDY HERMITAGE
22 / JANUARY / 2018
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Sunday, 21 January 2018

for GENEVIEVE


SHE WANTED MASTS AND NETS.
SHE WANTED WAVES AND SPRAY AT SUNRISE.
SHE WANTED A FISHERMAN TO CATCH AND BRING HOME HER DREAMS.
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 AROUND HER LOVER'S HEAD.
SHE WANTED ITALY...
ESPECIALLY SICILY.
SHE WANTED TO LIVE IN A HUT NEAR THE SHORE
 AND SEE THE COMINGS AND GOINGS OF HER FISHERMAN.
SHE WANTED TO GO TO A CHURCH TO PRAY AND LIGHT CANDLES FOR HIS SAFE RETURN WITH THE OTHERS.
SHE HAD THIS DREAM OF A FISHERMAN.
SHE WANTED TO MAKE LOVE WITH A FISHERMAN.
MAYBE A PHOENICIAN, A GREEK OR A CARTHAGINIAN.
SHE WANTED HIS BABIES AND TO SLEEP SOUNDLY WITH THEM EACH NIGHT.
SHE WOULD NOT SETTLE FOR LESS.
SHE WANTED SICILY..."FAIREST GARDEN OF THE MEDITERRANEAN."
SHE WANTED TO SEE THE BAY AT TAORMINA.
SHE WANTED ETNA'S ETERNAL FIRE IN HER VEINS.
SHE WANTED MASTS AND NETS.
SHE WANTED SUNRISES AND SPRAY.
SHE WANTED TUNA, SWORDFISH, ROSES, AND GARLANDS OF LAUREL.
SHE WAS GOING TO STAND BY HER DREAMS.


BERNARD HEMENSLEY
GOLDY HERMITAGE
21 / JANUARY / 2018
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SOME SELF-PORTRAITS ON A DANK DAY IN DORSET / "COME-IN, SHE SAID, i'LL GIVE YA, SHELTER FROM THE STORM

bernard hemensley GOLDY HERMITAGE 18 / december / 2018 ===...