Friday, June 26, 2015

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Rough Notes - Tongue in Cheek


A few months back  The Yellerzine had a submission for their Tongue-in-Cheek Issue. The theme being tongue-in-cheek. Here's my thinking process, (mistakes and all) rough notes and then the final poem.












Final piece

You Have 
a Silver Tongue
and you 
have memories
that float
onto my cheeks
like snowflakes.

You crawl
into my dreams
where
we cat curl
cheek
by jowl.

The night
forms
on the tip
of your tongue
as the radiator
whinnies.





Sunday, June 14, 2015

Art, Words and Sunday

Last few days for the call for Abridged Volume  0-47 A Many Splintered ThingClosing date is 19th June. I'm getting three poems ready for submission. I decided to leave them a little unpolished for fear of losing the heart of it due to over-editing. Yes I'm a fiend for editing. 

Two of my paintings will be in the next Magnolia Review 

They look something like this


Some words I heard or saw today: cringe, plastered, vagabond, jacket potato, plod.

What I heard outside my window at 3am: "I love you! Where are you going? Come back here you fucking bitch!"

Read some more of Primo Levi's outstanding book: If This is a Man. Thank you Primo Levi for your powerful words.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Friday

Words that sounded good to my ear: forest floor, cudgel, lagoon, cotton

I am reading: Children of Men and a poetry collection, Moose Beetle Swallow by Andres Ehin

I am listening to a lot of Múm these days. Their lyrics are quite unique.

I am working on a new collection of poems. Working title: Lost Cities