Sunday, 8 March 2009

Up-And-Doing by Christopher Barnes

(after This Unimportant Morning by Lawrence Durrell)

Leaving you
I open the door to a shift-work of bark beetles.
Sun’s cramped,
The crater’s knick-knack blue as it airs.

A cockleboat ruffles the orangey pool,
A sample mail van’s put-up.

In two hours I’ll relocate
A columbine thaw will suffuse
Over siltstone, sea wall
Reviving in pepper breath.

You pout away sleep
Deep space slackens its twirls,
An airborne miller moth
Will have its pupa.

Christopher Barnes, UK


Crafty Green Poet said...

2005 saw the publication of Christopher Barnes' first collection LOVEBITES published by Chanticleer Press, 6/1 Jamaica Mews, Edinburgh

Gordon Mason said...

Great images. The shiftwork; knick knack blue; columbine thaw.