Into the Bardo
The Poetry Shed
Shortlands Poetry Circle blog
The Poet by Day
from ppf online shop…
“The Last Parent” (Second Light, Apr 2019);
“Let It Come to us All”
“Only Here till Friday”
“The Janus Hour” (Oversteps Books)
anthology – “Ten Hallam Poets”
and Poem Cards & Postcards –
“Older is the strangest town…”
“This Christmas, the Spirit is Rum”
(& in Christmas set)
“Melting into the Motorway on the Inside Lane”
and shop elsewhere…
as translator / polisher –
“aproape. atat de departe / close. so far away”,
Long poem by Lucian Vasilescu,
something innocent this way comes.
No learned cynicism, no imminent threat.
See it as some long-haired girl not tanned yet
looking to do some good in the world.
Maybe she wants to be a paramedic.
Bike it in fast to where only a bike can get.
She wants to save a body at least
if not a soul.
Let it be catching. Let it come to us all
like an infection.
Let it be this Local
as the saints and angels
of our every day.
We are the cells it needs
to go viral.