Wednesday, March 19, 2014


image by Sunita Khedekar

sunflowers nod heavy heads
whate cockatoo hangs upside down chewing
parsley and carrot seedy stalks
woody rosemary and scorched lavendar
tawny tangled garden ready for digging
end of summer 
will soften into new green autumn

for dverse

Friday, March 14, 2014


slow snick snick snick
toes along the corridor
waiting for an open door

faster coming back in

around and around
measuring cosiness curling
into a warm furry pretzel

muffled rhythm
thup thup thup
wagging on the floorboards


close and insistent
we hear the thunder too

for dverse

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


leaves like platters,
thick stem, sticky, thigh high,
green over yellow flowers,

pumpkins meet striped rockmelon leaves across the path

for dverse

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

mini manifesto


patella hammer: peck and dance
involuntary wordplay


rhyming arrhythmia
iambic stone skipping


eclectic echoes

sense and sensitivity

lean and hungry language
thinking too much


bowerbird tokens
lyrebird mimicry
all the blackbird's mess and snail shells,
digging for songs


shared experiments


conversation with a noisy void
gold plated
designer replica spam bait
just for youxxxx =)

Friday, February 28, 2014


straight round
initial sound
surrounded by vowels
anchor amongst the waves

 for dverse

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

after Hans Richter

In Another Room I Am Drinking Eggs from a Boot
Hans Richter
and a response

What if the moon was essence of quinine
The moon is earth's apostrophe
Comet an exclamation

And high heels were a time of day
High heel sundial measures office hours and night life

When certain birds bled
Bleeding song and certainty

The chauffeur is telling the cook
Drive by baking

The antler would pry into ice floes
Capillaries pry into inertia

Swim with a lamp
The source of luminescence is symbiotic bacteria that dwell in and around the esca. In some species, the bacteria recruited to the esca are incapable of luminescence independent of the anglerfish, suggesting that they have developed a symbiotic relationship and that the bacteria are unable to synthesize all of the chemicals necessary for luminescence. They depend on the fish to make up the difference. Electron microscopy of these bacteria in some species reveals that they are Gram-negative rods that lack capsules, spores, or flagella. They have double-layered cell walls and mesosomes.(wikipedia)

And we’d be shivering in a ditch
frozen earth, heated holes
Helsinki road works 

dog leaps over the car
Biting through a black wing

There would be boats
without purpose
in an ocean without fish

There would be a dream country

The great quiet humming of the soul at night

The only sound is a shovel

Clearing a place for a mailbox