Wednesday, 31 December 2008

...and to end the year, some oddity from the great man that is Jarvis Cocker, with, erm, Jonny Wilkinson - as you do. Happy New Year and all that malarkey.
New Year's Eve
the heron's head moves
not an inch

Saturday, 20 December 2008

on the mosque dome
the green paint all but gone
midwinter sun

- Presence

Friday, 19 December 2008

...And as they no doubt still say in The Beano... Merry Christmas to all my readers!
Happy news: I'm delighted to say that Wing Beats has been selected as one of The Guardian's nature books of the year.

Friday, 12 December 2008

bus window wiped
with the back of a glove
seasonal lights

- The Regulars
There are pictures of John Barlow's and my recent events/readings on the Wing Beats website.

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Christmas Puddings

The last surviving member of his family-branch
tells the listening cashier how he mustn't purchase
Christmas puddings this year,
as there would only be him to whip and lather on
the brandy butter, the whisky and cream, and eat them.
freezing hoofprints
a culvert leading
who knows where

Saturday, 6 December 2008

Venus and Jupiter
the barechested fire-eater
taunts his crowd