Dorothy Featherstone Porter

(1954 - 2008 / Sydney)

Dorothy Featherstone Porter Poems

1. Trouble 10/20/2016
2. Starfish 4/25/2017
3. Exuberance with bloody hands 4/25/2017
4. The Emerald Leopard 4/25/2017
5. Hot Date 4/25/2017
6. As Cunning As Serpente 4/25/2017
7. Snake Story 4/25/2017
8. Black Smoker 4/25/2017
9. Europa 4/25/2017
10. Radiation 4/25/2017
11. Giant Squid 4/25/2017
12. Charkes Baudelaire's Grave 10/20/2016
13. Numbers 10/20/2016
14. Pleasure 10/20/2016
15. The Hampstead Heath Toad 10/20/2016
Best Poem of Dorothy Featherstone Porter

The Hampstead Heath Toad

It was one of those
beautiful
English summer nights
when levitating
on the moonshine
of a moonlit world
was your entranced lucky
fate.

The lilac shimmer of silent
lakes.
The whisper of ghost fox
through your heartbeat.

But the toad in the hand
stank real.

Stank through his palpitating
skin.
Stank of fear.


Is the fabled hallucinogenic
touch of toads
just as Macbeth
witnessed
a hypnotising snare
of toxic apparition?

What thrilling doors of perception
open
to the musky ooze
of panting ...

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