Richard George

Rookie (June 1,1965 / Cheltenham, U.K.)

Richard George Poems

161. First Blossom 5/27/2005
162. The Amniotic Briny 5/24/2005
163. Caravanserai 10/28/2005
164. The Marilyn Monroe Doctrine 6/21/2008
165. Listen To Me 4/14/2005
166. Hilaire Belloc's Mice 4/13/2005
167. The Mermaids Of Brobdingnag 4/14/2005
168. C 4/16/2005
169. The Cruellest April 5/2/2005
170. Matin Tanka 2/3/2008
171. Inheriting 4/2/2005
172. A Squirrel Sextet 7/25/2005
173. Breaking A Tooth 6/28/2005
174. Memory 4/20/2005
175. His Last Trip To London 6/15/2005
176. The Meteorology Of Loss 6/17/2005
177. Bereavement 8/27/2005
178. At The Hayward Gallery 8/17/2005
179. Physical Education 10/5/2005
180. Taid 4/5/2005
181. The Food Chain 4/19/2005
182. Halcyon And After 3/31/2005
183. Sunset's Ghost 4/19/2005
184. Marie Celeste 4/3/2005
185. On A Dead Cat In A Skip In Luton 2/16/2006
186. Hogg And Hanlon And Me 5/8/2005
187. After An Exam 5/3/2005
188. Alcohol Anonymous 5/6/2005
189. A Walking Sadness 4/13/2005
190. Sylvia Plath's Cats 4/2/2005
191. Eclipse: A Haiku Sequence 4/6/2005
Best Poem of Richard George

Eclipse: A Haiku Sequence

Imperceptible
at first, sunlight changing; then
dusky, or faded,

filter on the lens
encroaching, sky blue into
grey, then grey-lilac,

colours blur, textures,
shadows cast paler, out of
focus, sudden cold

strikes us uneasy,
half moon sun on leaves jangles
crescent reflections,

dragonflies hawk the
gloom, birds on their way homewards,
green murk of low cloud

BLINKS OUT: OUR DARK STAR,
OBSIDIAN RADIANCE,
CUT CARBON DIAMOND

and back, like a switch,
heavens as dawn six o'clock,
luminous, bleary -

to...

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The Amniotic Briny

Glaucous eye of Homer
inscrutable, then turquoise shoaled
violet, wink of the wisp,
down the man-mountain she draws
me, slow of step, rapt in her procession.

Her breath is on my face
as I barefoot hard shingle.
Returning, all are returning who gaze

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