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Taming fire by Stephen Kingsnorth

[tabby title="Poem"] That movie, odyssey through dreamy space,whose genesis saw raging ape fling bone,discover tool track, swifter means to tracearmed path to scatter tribesmen, wasted, prone;imagine now crash lightning crack from black,dust devils turning scrub, demented flame,brash thrash of mammals...

Stature by Stephen Kingsnorth

[tabby title="Poem"] Paired Inuit greet with rubbing nose -the sculpture, sign and symbol raised,of forefathers who hunted ice;a street-art scene to celebrate. Its standing, rubbing nose in dirt -the statue, plinth-proud, razed to ground,for fettered fathers, disrespect;own stature lost, slaver...

Profundis by Stephen Kingsnorth

Four themes, reactions dreaded most -not logical, but so it is -if share head sick, depression felt,there follows one or sometimes all.'Me too', I'll not deny be true -they argue that perspective gives -but minimises, leaving blue.To stir the jolly,...

Cordon Bleu by Stephen Kingsnorth

[tabby title="Poem"] The cooking bowl, hoped wish each stir -as if in mix would spoon alonespread star-dust on ingredients -is trough for thought, not pot-luck game,a recipe, old style, receipt. To often, as a dish served cold,we pay back what...

Tidemarks by Stephen Kingsnorth

[tabby title="Poem"] Is this opportunity or fear,dawning break or dusky cloud?The launch, fresh hope in brave new world,beyond the bar, the haven sound? Tidemarks ripple with histories -the stand Canute made in the sand,sad farewell waves to pilgrim clan -your...