Over the leaves, in peril and alone,Delicately dragging your foolish house along,You wander, and the shell that seems a stoneA thrush could crack between two jets of song. You move as if some cold, unfruitful actAccomplished, drew you from distasteful strife,But beneath that shell your body, cool, compact,Tenacious, leads its fierce and secret life. And […]
‘Set ‘em up, kid’ was your usual cry
/ as you sauntered through the door
/ with a look in your eye and…
Oor boat is rigged tae face the greater sea,
/ The day daws blithely whan we must set sail.
/ Hou aften hae we…
We could go to Paris of course
/ but not so often. And it might not be quite
/ as cosy as…
She is getting good and ready to renounce
/ his sweet flesh.
/ Not just for lent. (For
/ But meanwhile she is assembling the ingredients
is peopled with many surfaces.
/ Ormolu and gilt, slipper satin,
/ lush velvet couches,
/ cushions so stiff you can’t sink in.
/ Tables polished clear enough…
With a cough, I opened our bedroom door
/ and surmised from the quickened pad of feet
/ I’d startled you out of…
Parts 3, 4, 5
/ Howl’ on to your horses for the death of sweet
/ Jesus, he almost said, almost overpowered,
/ sensing her sniping…