Sunday, 4 April 2010
the poetry bus, this is the allocation of seats....
today we have the allocation of seats. yesterday
we had the writing. and tomorrow morning we
shall have all the departures. but today.
today we have the allocation of seats. grey clouds
glower over the neighbouring gardens.
and today we have the allocation of seats.....
i could go on but i think it would be cheeky to henry reed. anyway, time to say goodbye to that lovely flower (check out more here)
first up the short and sublime folded letters
and then it was like the summer when shaista arrived
next, the revolutionary jeanne
then, rachel who wants not one, but two seats, which is her prerogative
and peter who left his bag jacket and the shopping, just because he could!
titus arrives, flowerily (and i feel i have to coin a new adjective!)
me, i'm doing other things so i'm using the poetry diesel sparingly
dominic arrived quietly, thoughtfully, sucking on honey
tfe, not early, not late, chacking to see if i've damaged the paintwork
and emerging writer, in at the back
then, just as i'm getting awake, a swirl of arrivals
niamh, a manifesto of flowers
watercats drops out of orbit
poetikat making joy out of calculation
and making a dash at the last
it's argent in romantic mood
crazy field mouse, who i must have driven right by at some point, for which i do apologise
weaver, who likes her greys
the wordly pure fiction
and at last heather with the watch looking thing
and with that, while there's still space for any stragglers, i shall hand over the keys and alloow the bus to return to its native country where niamh will be setting the next challenge. seatbelts on!
what's that you're saying? you wanted to know what these things were? oh well.
the first one is an xray of an iris by nick veasey
the watch/shell thing is a detail of an exhibit at an exhibition i was in last year
the ecg is an ecg. those with an interest in such things should easily be able to spot what's in the process of happening in v1 and v2
lastly, but definitely not leastly, is that circular thing. i'm sorely tempted not to tell anyone what it is but i fear there would be complaining so if you don't want to know look away now.
a few weeks back we were out fiddling about with our spotting scope and i decided i'd have a go at taking an image thru it. what you can see is the water's edge, some bits of reed, and now that you've got some context you'll be able to just about spot a teal. honest.