Coast to Coast: Tasmania to Ireland

        dallyings between

Spring in Tasmania to Autumn in Ireland (September 2017-September 2018)

 

                                                                  the centre of the ear rings true to itself

                                                                  the centre of the ear rings true to itself

A blue wren flickers at the window

reflecting

                                            what's a day for? 

to miss what you're looking for?

or to remain? (nod to Laurie Anderson)

a wet wall on a Sunday afternoon

summons a reverberation or a weakening wail

Monday...I stumble into strings...what next

Wind in an orifice

detecting fractures

where rainbows fear to spread

 when joining I become

like a millipede

impeding melifluousness

in the rain

I’m leaning towards a bare board

decorated with piano strings

flicking sound at the world

What is constant in this world

where beginnings end

and endings remain unfinished?

beneath a glissando

glistening with horror

an echo

forests my ear

 

Nutgrove Battery: fortifications shadowing now...

Nutgrove Battery: fortifications shadowing now...

At the battery...Saturday at large

 

Gulls forming to one

scoop above the surface of a sea

that's riven by wind:

pursuing infinity

 

A yacht falls

undone by undulations:

I'm past looking for recovery.

A tall man in black 

walks towards the end, 

an intention arresting his face: 

he's unseeing:

my welcome's withheld.

 

A girl shelters 

where the sand ends 

and cliffs ascend.

 

The surfer slides forward

pulled by a parachute  

of eagle's wings:

near is too far

in these gusts.

 

Here come the birds again:

skimming

 

breathe out, she said

then listen

lisp into the mouthpiece

so the wind rises

and the seas roar…

Can you hear the scream?

I’m between the devil

and the green sky

filigree findings

on an extremity

when rigidity bends

pitch with a soft head

where’s the centre of things?

can I pitch myself within an intonation

to atone for bad breath?