15th Nov 13
and in the shop…
“Mr Bowlly Regrets”,
“Clark Gable in Mansfield”
, King’s England Press;
“Mytton… Dyer… Sweet Billy Gibson…”
Nine Arches Press;
“Writ in Water”
Keats House / City of London;
Tonight, as John Hegley sang poems, him coaxing,
Keats House chorusing (happily, scarily, uproariously)
bright green parakeet, g-and-t’s slice of lime,
bounced into trees with tomato-billed, fractious mate.
Readers … audience digging ribs: ‘Did you see?’
Unconcerned, his own deft poetry
dainty-clawed parakeet hung upside down,
mate off, soaring.
Passing gilt Music Room as I was leaving
saw through framing windows, beaming
faces, their interior candles. Gazing
netted trees, caught love bird laughter.