Crumbs Enough (poem)

Posted by ractrose on 24 Jun 2020 in Art, Poems

    Crumbs Enough   Do the things we did become forensic Difficult to reminisce on Small attentions No one else recalls our birthplace Growing up for us dispersal Early burial   Make me a paper doll Make me sorry to have been naïve Make me want to see again Make me sketch her clothes […]

Petal and Perfume (poem)

Posted by ractrose on 20 Jun 2020 in Art, Poems

    Petal and Perfume   At their tables, they waited She had made them see, by knotted strings That flared white, and danced, and left their Interweavings on the eye’s lens Against the contrast of brown limbs A bower of surpassing craft Decked in petal and perfume All that was prelude The trespasser spoke […]

Eight: Lines Attached (poetry series)

Posted by ractrose on 19 Jun 2020 in Art, Poems

    Lines Attached (Shifting Goalposts)   Bulletin: All leaves are cancelled Spring clamped tighter in a chamber locked For the next release ASAP The initiative going forward hews to Lines attached can safely pull it down A limited set of data, determined by newer measurements taken in recent months   Bulletin: Everyone is to […]

A Failure of Intelligence: Eleventh Battle Stations

Posted by ractrose on 17 Jun 2020 in Art, Poems

    The Folly Battle Stations         A Failure of Intelligence   You’re new We have gone wrong in this affair, and it is not entirely a fault of inexperience, however it does appear you’ve tipped into error. I should like to call attention to this failing An operative must cultivate his […]

Older in Their Wisdom: Eleventh German Spy

Posted by ractrose on 13 Jun 2020 in Art, Poems

    The Folly The German Spy     Older in Their Wisdom   Hearing, Falco would have said, or if insightful, so might say, a million other Falcos… Would have said, he means to say, it’s odd…more than you’d think. More odd, good sirs, more altogether. Yes, point of fact, done and said, there […]

Eight: Oh, You Did That? (poetry series)

Posted by ractrose on 12 Jun 2020 in Art, Poems

    Oh, You Did That? (Denigrate All Achievements)   Feathering yourself as a useful magpie Quick and quicker your knack to apply that eye Does a trained birdbrain need a pat on the head Flies know a trick too Everything carrion to them banquet once to you And it is the spoilment we speak […]

Plain and Ugly Terms: Tenth German Spy

Posted by ractrose on 10 Jun 2020 in Art, Poems

    The Folly The German Spy     Plain and Ugly Terms   Now I never smile That, Fiona, brings the flicker of one your own (I saw) Ah— But in plain and ugly terms…in simplicity, of course, why lie? We are measuring ourselves as we are Those mortal remains of mine stretch wide […]

Eight: Urgency (poetry series)

Posted by ractrose on 6 Jun 2020 in Art, Poems

    Urgency   Being on a holiday maker’s tramline That rendezvous with Moment Or the narrow, might be boulder-strewn Road that hugs the mountainside Just past the curve, or here. Where you are marooned. Warning signs say      warning signs say ROCK FALLS Rock falls…it won’t help knowing You hardly know how to do the […]

Men (second): Ninth German Spy

Posted by ractrose on 5 Jun 2020 in Art, Poems

    The Folly The German Spy     Men (second)   Some speak her language She hears them on tiptoes Speak the other side of glass and mesh A harsh sea agate blue squints and growls at the sun Of other sights to see none She wishes they would speak of Agnes These guardians […]

friends for years they were not really friends (poem)

Posted by ractrose on 3 Jun 2020 in Art, Poems

    friends for years they were not really friends   beginning with the category of or, just state it…what…are the several measures or, measuring, in strict equity or handicapping handicapping to find the margin margin of tolerance, where do the stresses fall fallback, or setback, a drawback…to work and not be free which is […]