Wednesday, 11 October 2017

ginko leaves


Laurie Clark
ginko leaves

Obu City, Japan


Saturday, 7 October 2017

poor poetry

























Japanese scroll saying "poor poetry".

Scattered petal drawing by Laurie Clark.

Obu City, Japan

with thanks to Eiji Watanabe


borrowed poetry

























walking sticks to borrow
Okura park, Obu City, Japan


Sunday, 24 September 2017

slow poetry


















slow poetry

Okura Park, Obu City, Japan

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

farm by the shore

























Farm by the Shore

Carcanet Press 2017

£9.99

cover drawing by Laurie Clark



a turbulence in water
a perturbation of the air
thrills through the wood as cold
or a water song in leaves



a trembling
in the leaves
gathers beyond
its impetus
a commotion
or contagion
in the leaves



as you move through the trees
they shift around you
jostling for position
until everything you see
has sight of you



something only
glimpsed is something
something barely
discerned is something
something hardly
there is something



of bodies changed to new shapes
of minds changed
the breeze informs you
the shadows tell you
of garments into foliage
limbs to branches



through the gesture
the impulse
in the gesture
flows
carried to
a liberty
only the gesture
allows



Sunday, 2 July 2017