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Visita de obra

No soy yo quien atraviesa estos valles prendidos de ocres, ni este el tren que me lleva de un lugar a otro lugar. La tierra…

Carbon Negative

One fine day all this will burn Strange but true The blue woods of Oregon Silver snakes of her rivers Her dark lakes gone like…

The Firstborn

_          I thought that I would read the beginning _                      Of the last gospel, but _                      The book fell open at The beginning of the…

Forest

Nightfalls. Creatures are on the move, Leaping, dancing, diving, digging, loving that’s the art of living, that’s the art of dying. Machines are slowing down…

BREXIT – A Poem

Once I had finished it I didn’t understand my own poem, so how could you? There had been a moment when, possessed by a sort…

Demon Cum

DEMON CUM I He’s the latest spawn of Hell with a lanyard and a notch lapel and “there is no alternative,” as if nothing has…

From Psalm 119

Gimel/Retribue servo tuo O do well unto thy servant Vincible world, I see blown blossom hurled with the crumpled rooks before May’s impertinent, spooky breezes;…

Double Take

In 1973, my first time here, I’d stood in wonder with my head strained back As dizzily I’d tried to see how high The buildings…

Two Poems

All the while the windows wait for no one   While there were those who climbed, It was only you who knew the spaces through…

RAT RUN

They turned up at the door dressed all in black, from their baseball caps and bomber jackets down to their DM boots, and they hustled…

Two Poems

Anthony Caleshu’s forthcoming book, from which this pair of poems is taken, is titled, A Dynamic Exchange between Us (Shearsman, 2019). He is the author of three previous…

Twinned

Storrington Place of storks and green- clad chalk. Are the Gypsies still perched on ‘The Warren’?   Camargue Flamingo heaven, white horses, black madonna. Heart’s…

Nonetheless

A cormorant dives to feed, then perches, its wings spread to dry. There are fish, there is a break in the clouds. A freighter embarks,…

Psalm 95

95 While someone exhorts us In song to sing to God, I've looked askance and asked, is he Among us here or not? And found…

LA RÉSISTANCE

Missiles flashed, and it was beautiful— flares in the darkness of a fallen world where Satan plays the good guy in a wig. I’m in…

B Road Blues

Born by the river, out in the sticks I was born on a bend on the Forty Eighty-six   Making old friends, Rubicon tricks Much…

Visitations

Come on in. Try our new Chicken Selects. Forget food. We should send them luggage. Watch this sexy star win in just five words. Do…

Blaze

We say we are ready to be eaten by the music but have scant idea what that entails, what fire those geometric petals conceal. In…

On Suicide

What a beautiful day to be a nihilist. The sun shatters like a wine glass on the sheer ocean. Someone is stretching a canvas on…