Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Pursuit #10



through gateways and through gateways
    ploughed fields and among sheepfolds
and several ploughed fields
    and among sheepfolds
of several ploughed fields
    and the edges of several ploughed fields
along the edges of several ascend
    along the edges of
to ascend along the edges
    I had to ascend along
return, I had to ascend to return
    I had to
I refused to return
    I had as I refused to return
it served as I refused
    to which it served as I refused
the fields which it served
    as into the fields which it served
having emerged into the fields
    which to exist having emerged into the fields
it ceased to exist having emerged into
    until it ceased to exist having emerged
and stones until it ceased to exist
    of mud and stones until it ceased
bed of mud and stones
    until a river bed of mud and stones
than a river bed of mud no better than
    a river bed where it was no better than a river
untrimmed hedges where it was no better than
    under untrimmed hedges where it was no better
down under untrimmed hedges
    where it was precipitously down under untrimmed hedges
then precipitously down under
    and then precipitously down
uphill and then precipitously uphill
    and then uphill and uphill


Sunday, 29 April 2018

Pursuit #9



burning were burning woods and pastures
    were both its woods and pastures
hills, both its woods and other hills
    both its woods
all other hills
    both its above all other hills
hill above all other
    this hill above all honoured
this hill above and honoured
    this hill blessed and honoured
this it blessed and honoured
    of it blessed and side of it blessed
the right side of it sinking
    on the right side of the sun
sinking on the right side
    the sun sinking on the right
the sun sinking on the sun







Saturday, 31 March 2018

Pursuit #8




dead not dead
    were flitting about me
day was not
    bats were flitting about me
day was while bats were flitting about me
    sang while bats were flitting
blackbirds sang while bats and blackbirds sang
    while robins and blackbirds sang
fleeces,  robins and blackbirds
    golden fleeces,  robins and of golden fleeces
robins, flocks of golden fleeces
    like flocks of golden –
were like flocks of bushes
    were like flocks
the compact gorse bushes
    were like the slopes
the compact gorse bushes were of the slopes
    the compact gorse bushes
some of the slopes
    the compact gorse
on some of the slopes
    and still on some of departing
and still on some slowly departing
    and still on was slowly departing
and still the light was slowly departing
    hillsides, the light was slowly
steep hillsides
    the light was and steep hillsides
the light, trees and steep hillsides of trees
    and steep, the shadows of trees
and in the shadows of trees I floated
    in the shadows of I floated
in the shadows I floated in I floated