Friday, 29 July 2011

Maria Marten Chant


Maria Maria


William beat you down dead


Blood soaked the barn.


Maria Maria


Girls who are easy with men


Invite their own end.


Maria Maria


A country born wench


Should not think to roam.


Maria Maria


Mother Marten she weeps


But we shan't waste a tear.


Maria Maria


Earth will hold you down


In the red of sunset.


Maria Maria



2011




Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Haunting Pier Hill


Haunting Pier Hill


Sea spray dust trapped


In the glamour


Gales shearing the skin of hotels


The fog a kindness to scars and her


Beating on oil drum island


Safe from a sky


Drawn down in pewter leaf


And rose petal fan light


The estuary a wind pipe


Her impression planted between the sweep


I left me there


In a loop of astrakhan armour


My lady forever reclining


In rock flower brocade.



2011



Pearly Claw


Pearly Claw


I know you love him


I want your love too


My eyes turning green


Green becomes you


You climb right in


When I get out of bed


Alone with him


He caught a fish


Your song turns his head


Scale in my throat


Pray teach me your spell.



2011



Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Ragdoll Nancy


Feet in the air


Head first in a box


She fell out on the floor


Sewn on face smiling at me.


Her legs can't hold her


Nancy just flops over


Swung along by an arm


Made of cloth, wool and ribbon.


Think I'll run a bubble bath


And drop her right in.



2011