Monday, 28 June 2010

Auden like an iron lung

A sheet, a coat, an interval, a sphere,
and the bed contained Auden like an iron lung.

Friday, 25 June 2010

Another day

Her dog with a face like a wet vagina
leered at Bruce hungover on the bridge;
the barbecue, predictably, had carried
on till dawn and now where were they?
Another day, another strange oblivion
and all around the splendor of the crows.

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Letter to a dead poet

You gave yourself totally to your art,
which meant the art you made was wrong.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

it's a
wonderful life

Monday, 7 June 2010

Total unemployment

Water enough, though little rain;
and all enjoy the benefit of doubt.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

an array of boots, of capsicum


It is night,
the street at last is still.

Tomorrow the flowers
will have grown

and I want none of it.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

New poetry up at nthposition

June's batch of poets have just gone online at nthposition. This month sees work from:

Helen Ivory
Bob Brooks
Gopi Kottoor
Ben Stainton
Richard Toovey
Gareth Storey
Martin Dickinson
Joseph Somoza
Phoebe Nicholson

If you are a poet and are interested in submitting work for nthposition please send a maximum of six poems embedded in the body of an email (no attachments) plus a short biographical note to the following address: rquintav AT gmail DOT com.