un-alone (au revoir)

Inspired by the phrase 'The muttering retreats' taken from 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock' by T. S. Eliot.This now comprises a part of The Linkages Project and sothe day unfoldsinside my head the voicesat their easeat last the muttering retreatsand I am left alone brief momentsfalling like a firm blowof friendly solitude a … Continue reading un-alone (au revoir)

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in blossom wild (a nature boy)

Inspired by the phrase 'Nature without check with original energy' taken from 'Song of Myself (Leaves of Grass)' by Walt Whitman.This now comprises a part of The Linkages Project I amthe nature boy creatureof flowers I amthe meadow dancingyellowof buttercups the growingwild the breezeunchecked blowing . . . blowingwith all the energyof a nature boy … Continue reading in blossom wild (a nature boy)

chiming a little tune (of you)

Inspired by the phrase 'I think the Canterbury bells are playing little tunes', from the poem 'Madonna of the Evening Flowers' written by Amy Lowell. This now comprises a part of The Linkages Project I think that I heard the bellsas you brushed past playing little tinklingriffs as they touched oneinto the next one rang … Continue reading chiming a little tune (of you)

whiteface (and rhyme)

Inspired by the phrase 'To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet' taken from 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock' by T. S. Eliot.This now comprises a part of The Linkages Project mirror youand mirrorme take the pasteand slather make a moueamidthe lather smooth it downpat-a-cakeslap it slipintoa face-like shape mouldyour … Continue reading whiteface (and rhyme)

see then sing (then rise)

Inspired by the phrase 'And what I assume you shall assume' taken from 'Song of Myself (Leaves of Grass)' by Walt Whitman.This now comprises a part of The Linkages Project Iwill sing songsas thoughthe heavens sang I will openupmy voicewith greatconviction and Iwill singfor you croon my loveof beingunder the sky let you hearmy heartits … Continue reading see then sing (then rise)

been away (bearing home)

Inspired by the phrase 'The house is very quiet', from the poem 'Madonna of the Evening Flowers' written by Amy Lowell. This now comprises a part of The Linkages Project been away nowhere I am I cast my eyesinto the silence nothing to see the houseis very quiet the humof a refrigeratoris the only song … Continue reading been away (bearing home)

before the day (becomes old)

Inspired by the phrase 'Let us go and make our visit' taken from 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock' by T. S. Eliot.This now comprises a part of The Linkages Project before the daybecomestoo old beforemy mindfinds itselfwandering to other places before I decideanother courseI might prefer let us go let’s make our visitwhile … Continue reading before the day (becomes old)

not much left (of me)

Inspired by the phrase 'become undisguised and naked' taken from 'Song of Myself (Leaves of Grass)' by Walt Whitman.This now comprises a part of The Linkages Project strip me backflaymy skin suspend iton a low-hung wire take the meatawayfrom my skeleton weigh each ingredientessential rattle my bones there’s not much elsethat is leftof me undisguisedand … Continue reading not much left (of me)

hide beneath (and burn)

Inspired by the phrase 'Burning beneath the blue steeples of the larkspur', from the poem 'Madonna of the Evening Flowers' written by Amy Lowell. This now comprises a part of The Linkages Project Iburn lightlybrightly underneath the larkspurs I burn and I hide and thenthe bluecrinkles into brown my smoke becomesthe sky and the grey descendsto … Continue reading hide beneath (and burn)

two air (one)

Inspired by the phrase 'The smoke of my own breath' taken from 'Song of Myself (Leaves of Grass)' by Walt Whitman.This now comprises a part of The Linkages Project in the eveningour gameis to intertwine armsand feetas we walk breath directedon the diagonal from my mouthand lipsto intersectyour soft mistof breathfrom yourmouth and lips we … Continue reading two air (one)