Thursday 24 December 2009

for AM

In your dark mouth
I have seen the thousand mountain words.
Shoals of silver leaves
Swim beneath the city's domes,
Among the fountain crowns.
Breath murmurs
Within the bullet-soled slippers
As you dance
In black-whiskered air bubbles.
The shattering air glitters,
Dust clouds the sights,
And your raven's wings
Dissolve softly on the horizon.

Saturday 28 November 2009

Sylvia's Hello (part 2)

gantry guslar phlegm keen?

scar ensure sward.

camp guslar enrol kotow.

check way labile layer!

otto sheaf enrol shelve!

repay dot detank relic!

kotow sheaf preen parky!

gantry outsit scar coiner.

billet squeal kotow throve!

media relic check scar!

check labile phlegm.

small doubt dove lake.

arena livid crow sircar?

bemuse detank melt next?

jura some otto sircar!

wizard precis denim.

gun scar.

Friday 20 November 2009

more urban legends

'... but they didn't want to break their holiday, so they wrapped her up and left her in the car ...'

Thursday 19 November 2009

Monday 26 October 2009

Friday 16 October 2009

Revolutionary Uterus-Tilting

"The angle at which the womb is suspended in the pelvis frequently settles the whole question of sanity or insanity. Tilt the organ a little forward - introvert it, and immediately the patient forsakes her home, embraces some strong ultraism - Mormonism, Mesmerism, Fourierism, Socialism"

Friday 2 October 2009

Sylvia's Hello (part 1)

egret throve halm taster

squeal limey livid.

guslar keen crow rung!

preen parky torque action?

camp bagged ulna repay.

phlegm doubt throve

spawn kotow spun.

dormer choker unbare repay!

otto halm unbare bigamy?

pithy cyder reddle.

buff dormer melt phlegm!

phlegm stem.

enrol melt.

cyder spun bagged steer.

detank otto dree ensure!

rung leaden

relic pusher.

Friday 25 September 2009

Tuesday 25 August 2009

Meanwhile, on board the Enterprise ...

... Chief Engineer Geordi Lafargue is demanding the right to be lazy.
for Erik

Monday 13 July 2009

The Long View

He studies history
As social networking and
Shops, surrounded
By years.

Come on, Snowy
That was no boating accident.

My initial
New beginning to things
Clouded the excitement.

Neverending cycle of goodness
Causes birth defects. However, studies in animals have shown surplus
Tablet of happiness is here.

Thursday 2 July 2009

Friday 19 June 2009

A Message

Down on the broad Underground platform, the party was in full swing. There was a hubbub of chatter, the clink of glasses. I stood close to the wall, holding a glass of wine, when a tall figure in white came and stood in front of me. He wore long white robes, which were bound round the lower half of his face. On his head he wore a tight-woven cap of white ribbons. A good head taller than me, he looked down with his piercing dark eyes. Raising the forefingers of his right hand up to the level of my eyes, he said solemnly 'Don't forget. It's in the Second Manifesto'.

As his hand dropped again to his side, he began to fade, becoming transparent. From the midriff he slowly disappeared, and I could see the platform and the party through his form until there was nothing left there at all.

Friday 5 June 2009

Het Duivelspaard

So the Devil leapt on to the woman he had turned into a black horse, and rode her right to the doors of Hell. He shouted 'Open these doors! I am here with a woman!'

Thursday 28 May 2009

Thursday 21 May 2009

Wednesday 6 May 2009

The sampling wasn't terribly scientific

Jana Philosophe carried a knife
in her potato-form bodice
A lightning bolt through her ear.
Fat speckled snakes ran through bamboo flowers
Down her arms
While lights danced in her blind cat's eyes
On the blank starred walls.

Legs Lloyd Overton ate his fists
as letters tumbled to the floor,
Shaky with caffeine poisoning.
His hat trembled
As his unmanaged reputation disintegrated.

Thursday 30 April 2009

Friday 17 April 2009

to be continued

Like many others, I got to surrealism thanks to the work of Franklin Rosemont. I first read André Breton in Franklin's invaluable anthology, What is Surrealism?  His introduction to Breton burned with the vividness of surrealism as a living movement. I didn't always agree with Franklin, but that's a mark of a living movement. That so many of us are part of that movement, arguing and collaborating and disputing and creating, is a testimony to his contribution over the years. 

'... surrealism is not an aesthetic doctrine, nor a philosophical system, nor a mere literary or artistic school. It is an unrelenting revolt against a civilisation that reduces all human aspirations to market values, religious impostures, universal boredom and misery'.
Franklin Rosemont (1943-2009)

Sunday 5 April 2009

A birthday greeting from London

Do not be alarmed. I will instruct half a dozen servants to keep the venerated remains of your body and to protect them from the ravenous hunger of the dogs. No doubt the body has remained stuck to the wall like a ripe pear and has not fallen to the earth; but a dog can jump extremely high, if one is not careful ...

Wednesday 25 March 2009

Friday 13 March 2009


Then suddenly I saw it ... 

Monday 2 March 2009

The Hand of Conventi

All parts of the city find themselves in the grip of the Napoleon of Necromancy

Thursday 26 February 2009

Sunday 8 February 2009

Wednesday 28 January 2009

All men of the health stuff

Greetings, I have learned an interesting thing
During many years our leading scientists developed ...
They feel more emotion
They feel more excitement
Expanding their circle

As my Friday
Treasure is within
His mart
I rise
Feeling real men
In popular men magazines
Here best that we can bring him pleasure

I wanna say this
Say no to all diseases!
Force men
Clear your life off any pains and illnesses
Give freedom to the desires
Health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die
If you die in an elevator, be sure to push the Up button

Tuesday 20 January 2009

There's nane that gaes by Carterhaugh

But they leave him a wad,
Either their rings, or green mantles,
Or else their maidenhead

Wednesday 14 January 2009

Friday 2 January 2009