Roger elkin


Roger elkin Poems

1. Ants 10/3/2011
2. Caterpillars 10/4/2011
3. Daddy Longlegs 10/4/2011
4. Slugs 10/9/2011
5. Dad's Geraniums 10/9/2011
6. Mist In May 10/10/2011
7. Red Admirals 10/19/2011
8. Stone-Walling 10/19/2011
9. Town Teacher 10/19/2011
10. Highways Maintenance – The Poet On Work Experience 10/24/2011
11. A Cromford Piece 10/24/2011
12. Gentians 10/24/2011
13. White Foxglove 10/24/2011
14. Deaf And Dumb Man's Hands 10/24/2011
15. Sounds For Sunbathing In A June Afternoon Garden 10/24/2011
16. Moorland Stirks 10/22/2011
17. Arms And A Boy 10/24/2011
18. Arnolfini Variations 10/31/2011
19. After The First Bite 10/31/2011
20. Away From Home 10/31/2011
21. Acts Of Worship: Keeping Warm 10/31/2011
22. Art Lesson: Perspectives 10/31/2011
23. Astral Projections 10/31/2011
24. Acetylene Welder 10/31/2011
25. Acorns 10/24/2011
26. Sam Hall, Dry-Stone Waller 10/22/2011
27. Piano Lessons 10/24/2011
28. Alderley Woods, November The First 10/31/2011
29. Cornflower 10/3/2011

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Cornflower

there:
a rising nearness, a beacon
its blueness a raggy topknot mix
of indigo, azure and violet
that humbles you to silence
as you stumble across its sudden fulness
signalling from wheat-field trespass

Consider its other names:

Hurtsickle from its tough stems -
that angelicaed haze of greyey-green
blunting the reaper’s scythe

Cyanus, memento of the garland
his namesake garnered as a lad
to frame his love for Flora

Centaurea, after Chiron the centaur
who swathed Hercules’ poisoned arrow-wounds
in braids of sky-blue ...

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Daddy Longlegs

High flier, it didn’t take you long to shake
off that sleek leatherjacket look –
red Michelin-man gone grubby underground -

and finding wings -
skin-thin mediaeval glass -
begin a stuttering flight, Cyrillic calligraphy
against light, the long lean swoop, legs trailing
like herons taking off, skimming tips of grass,

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