Hibernation

Autumn exhaled her last A breath of swallows  Sighed upon the south  Before cold rags stopped up her mouth And cannon cracks of frost Felled the stragglers    The low slung sun Now barely grazes poplars on the hill  Cold light pressed low in furrows Glances from the sodden soil  Frost maps out long shadows Moored …

Untethering

“God is dead” they said Spoke nothing of the yawning blackThe dizzy plunge of orbit lostDischordant bass beneath the melody    And yes we dress the vacancy  Gaudy streamers festoon ruins Multicoloured bunting gaily flaps  On pediments now tilted on the sand   Few revellers peer in hollowed hearts To glimpse via cracks in blasted …

Dissolution

Flotsam skeins moist mineral margins   A deferent sea sighs prostrations Dropped on lap of land Merging liminal strip shifts Spume fettled grit Untiring liturgy whispered  Watery within the weightless gyre   Fragments waver on foam-flecked fringes Windblown wanderers Shy of shifting shores Soil-bound sap-soaked retrospections faded Crystallised to caustic catatonia Salt bleached slumberers The spindrift …