Tag Archives: Stephen Kingsnorth

Poster Paint

I stand for the stop at the lane, wait on the rubber-ribbed platform, hold the steadying twirl-covered white pole, glance through the glass rising from the ticket bin, the green slackish bell-cord, tired, running the length above the nearside seats. … Continue reading

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Following the Grain

The speckled path traces a line on which patina time will mark. A clock that chimed important hours, observing prayers and reading page; from clammy palms timidly stretched for reading creases, forward years. A pared wood cup sweat globule-dripped, then … Continue reading

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Western Ghats

Protesting, strain motor engines scream, bearing torque, outside of bends edge-fenced by cliff-hang fall outstripping unbroken unspaced trucks in line. Not losing face, or screen, but hooting lean, as calling on the dashboards’ garland gods, to slip them back in … Continue reading

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Gasp

Joint enterprises enfold wafting ways, librae, solidi, denarii, the capital for window flights, page serifs winging sacred texts, grave accents marking hopes for bridge, all under wraps, searching both for inner and for outer ways. Yet every time the baby … Continue reading

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Hive

The ukulele, not best for ‘Danny Boy’, means unaccompanied, we gravel to begin; our chariot choir sings high and low, though jointly note the middle range. Despite harmonious melody, the Dublin-born disputes the tune is Londonderry Air, an Ulster name. … Continue reading

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