Monday, August 30, 2010


I observe psychedelic approach too young
to sculpt her glorious capture
A concrete passion. She was a drug.
Why mount every sense?
Shimmer my art, write out through mad junk
& use ink instrument
It will mean ‘Masterpiece’
or yet more aesthetic symbol.

An angry canvas at best
they investigate original silhouettes,
as smoke is metaphor. No monument.
No unimpeachable line of time.
“Be empty?” asks the electric green angel.
“I give only to picture” I reply.

The sun drops through the slats
fading in late winter afternoon,
pointing out dust in the air playfully and gently,
as if it were never really in breath at all.

This scale is for subject, music is my colour.
Though I hear no harmony, and so paint absurd.
Dazzle. Perform. Compose. Above waste,
Imagine my balance in full nude song
and thinking would create joy.

Wild as my demand – like dry death
after dust and pain.


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Pablo Neruda

The Morning Is Full (taken from 'twenty love poems and a song of despair')

The morning is full of storm
in the heart of the summer.

The clouds travel like white handkerchiefs of
the wind, travelling, waving them in its hands.

The numberless heart of the wind
beating above our loving silence.

Orchestral and divine, resounding among the trees
like a language full of wars and songs.

Wind that bears off the dead leaves with a quick raid
and deflects the pulsing arrows of the birds.

Wind that topples her in a wave without spray
and substance without weight, and leaning fires.

Her mass of kisses breaks and sinks,
assailed in the door of the summer's wind.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Monday afternoon

Idle thoughts as the end of the day approaches:

"I can only give you one piece of advice - it's all in the breathing."

So, in honour, a haiku in the traditional 5-7-5 form:

it's all in breathing
your footsteps behind, leaving
Forward! The new teething.


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

UNKLE back to form

Top tune, and great video from UNKLE - featuring Ray Winstone telling his story of being struck by lightning as a 17 year old boy.

Monday, August 9, 2010