NEW BOOK – THE FLIGHT OF BIRDS – ALAN HOWARD (OUT NOW)

Friday, 11 February 2011

Stories / poems from ‘Ana Thema’ – Alan Howard: 2

From ‘Day To-day Fragments’




Dawn envelops
   the light of stars
in sparkling dew.

………………


Silhouetted flowers
   grow apart
from their greening leaves.

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Monotonous chorus
 of chittering bats,
driven to shadowed wings –
   upstaged by gaudy
primadonna songbirds.

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Ladybird –
   complementing
this spotless leaf!


Above the market hubbub,
   a mother TWEAKS
her daughter’s ear.

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Floating seeds
   tickle my nose –
just-SO!

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Contradicting the river below
   sudden rivulets
cross this bridge all ways.

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‘Society’ –
   progressively isolated
in auto-mobility.

………………

‘Keep exit clear.’
   Is this not
the city-man’s conviction?

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