At The Sixty-Ninth Station – Rg Gregory

(after hiroshige – stations of oi) here at the sixty-ninth station of the gregokaido road i have a sense of completion that is not completed…

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The Buddha’s Tooth – Rg Gregory

(for matt – 15) in the first seven years you choose your howdah having by then bare inklings of a journey but where or why…

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Agapanthus – African Lily – Rg Gregory

[from agape (love); anthus (flower)] you may not be willing to notice me i have an awkward sense of myself my name can be hard…

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Your Tiger – Rg Gregory

(in china it is symbolic of darkness and the new moon) in your night’s hollow the tiger stalks black grasses have licked it into nothingness…

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From The Ansty Experience – Rg Gregory

(a) they seek to celebrate the word not to bring their knives out on a poem dissecting it to find a heart whose beat lies…

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Two Spanish Poems – Rg Gregory

(a) orihuela-time the sun in orihuela calms the dust and people glide about the streets at ease (problems left indoors to cool themselves) time has…

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From Imperfect Eden – Rg Gregory

(1) and off to scott’s (the dockers’ restaurant) burly men packed in round solid tables but what the helle (drowned in hellespont) this place for…

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Transformations – Rg Gregory

(service resettlement courses at studio fronceri – west wales) and the swords came in their varying degrees of shininess and sharpness – some never having…

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From Proverbs Of Hell – Rg Gregory

(a) radical ban all fires and places where people congregate to create comfort put an end to sleep good cooking and the delectation of wine…

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Two Thursdays – Rg Gregory

when the doctor came on a monday he looked at my mother and said there’s something seriously wrong here – she’s had a stroke –…

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From Crossing The Line – Rg Gregory

(1) a great man there was a great man so great he couldn’t be criticised in the light who died and for a whole week…

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The Wounded Angel – Rg Gregory

(from a painting by hugo simberg) those who bear the wounded angel are they honoured or destroyed far beyond their comprehension are the warfares of…

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Crematorium-Return – Rg Gregory

(to where the ashes of both my parents are strewn) i) ok the pair of you lie still what’s disturbing me need pass no fretful…

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The Singing Dog – Rg Gregory

when the dog began to sing the people ran amok a man shinned up a flagpole a woman chewed her sock children danced the drainpipe…

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Doughnut Denial – Rg Gregory

(an ascetic poem for karen’s birthday) fancy having a birthday on a thursday when you do the buying of the doughnuts and others lick their…

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The Adventures (From Frederick And The Enchantress – Dance Drama) – Rg Gregory

(i) introduction his home in ruins his parents gone frederick seeks to reclaim his throne to the golden mountain he sets his path the enchantress…

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Confessions Of A Fool – Rg Gregory

(i) i believed in flower-power (the triumph of the meek) the thought that what a wind could bend was not to be derided for its…

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The Ordinary Again – Rg Gregory

(1) the ordinary you are not interested in me a receiver of food and a giver of shit my brain knuckled under i have rendered…

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Ducks And Wisdom – Rg Gregory

[from a motif by Jean Dunand (1877-1942)] seven lacqueur ducks on a silver pond their rippling held in a moveless frieze nothing now can help…

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New Age – Rg Gregory

(i) how new the world is trying to find nerve in an old rind (ii) the bread is crumbled for birds to swallow rolled into…

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Eight Roundels – Rg Gregory

(roundel: variation of the rondeau consisting of three stanzas of three lines each, linked together with but two rhymes and a refrain at the end…

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Haunting The Quark – Rg Gregory

(I) if you can’t scientifically explain it dawkins says it has no value – some hope inside the mechanical framework of a guess (as far…

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filtered – Rg Gregory

a nearby field provides the plants sometimes with a wild profusion (organisation seems a long way off) it takes an eye used to ink or…

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