White Light by Stephen Kingsnorth

[tabby title="Poem"] Imagining a singing birdtoo far for inner sight or ear -too bleak for calling, colly wing,the starkest change from Adlestrop.Willow herb least growing, live,and buddleias wont survive,to pull from air, their butterflies.The patent wait, though more than that;this...

Rainbow Fallen by Stephen Kingsnorth

[tabby title="Poem"] Full laughter spills, then concentrate,a gauntlet dressed as coloured cube,with grip and steer, coordinate,in finger flash with orbit stare,through knuckle lock and wrestle wrist.There’s craft, sport science brought to bearas whirl of whorls choreographedalgorithms worked somewhere else;frustration to...

Christmas Passed by Stephen Kingsnorth

["tabby title="Poem"] We hand down will and testaments,rich, valued signs inherited,the festive customs we assumed,now stark, stamp-sealed, red letter days.Routine monotonies stepped backas for a season, greeting us,our world, enchantment, fancifulwith colour, bright, gold glitter sights,those holidays found fantasy.Those Christmas...

Mealy Mouthed by Stephen Kingsnorth

[tabby title="Poem"] As power corps, puffed up at core,belts overflowed by bellies, cash,clay-leaden feet, they potter throughthe hungry, as they grant largesse,return to feast amongst their mates.But the bowl maker’s touch on turnensures their craft spins smaller spacefor mealie meal,...

Branded by Stephen Kingsnorth

[tabby title="Poem"] Though flames danced less, sharp crackling died,the deeper core yet pulsed in flare,and glow threw crimson, flushed shade grey,as conversation stuttered, drift,while tired took toll, excitement’s flow. As embers proved what gone before,companions knew their night had come,for...