Daisy Chain

by Christopher Barnes

Winter.  Mist-by-night winter.  Mist-by-night
Dock in winter.
Shoeing the mist-by-night dock in winter.  Lucian

Smoked shoeing the mist-by-night
Dock in winter.  A blink
On Lucian as he smoked
Shoeing the mist-by-night dock
In winter.  A blink from Gail’s eyes
On Lucian as he smoked
Shoeing the mist-by-night dock in winter.  A blink

From Gail’s grey-cloud eyes
On Lucian as he smoked
Shoeing the mist-by-night
Dock in winter.  A blink

From Gail’s grey-cloud eyes
On Lucian
As he smoked shoeing

The mist-by-night dock
In winter where foam-froth
Puckers the Ouse.  In the indelible dream
A blink from Gail’s grey-cloud eyes

Skimmed Lucian as he smoked
Shoeing the mist-by-night dock
In winter
Where foam-froth puckers
The star-shimmered Ouse.

Christopher Barnes is a poet based in Newcastle.

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  1. #1 by Leah on November 10, 2010 - 5:04 pm

    Repetition gives a haunted, ritualistic quality.

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