royness ( ' ' )
Biography of royness ( ' ' )
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
royness ( ' ' ) Poems
He comes home to find Grandma, still – sitting amidst the papers and magazines, the dirtied grey furniture, the crumbling walls and curtains stained
She comes to me in the early evening twilight drawn by breath or scent -
Iron In The Soul
A stone is thrown. A window Shivers briefly in its frame, shatters Into fragments, falls in a rain Of glittering crystal.
Death Of A Scarecrow
Stuck rigid on his stick, he stands, scraggly hat and a head full of straw - blank button eyes stare straight ahead, never blinking, seeing nothing
Snow Child, The
He wished for her and here she stands - naked and blameless, ineffable, immaculate-
La Mort Des Amants - Translation By Non-...
New auras delight, plain odours leaguer And divans are preferred to tombs. The strangest flowers sour the effect Enclosing our new sister, the sow from below.
Pets With No Bodies
She seemed too huge to be dead. Flopsy, our rabbit, Our mad albino – frozen stiff like meat from the freezer.
(haiku) - The Death Of Virginia Woolf
beyond the lighthouse treading water with her toes - pockets full of stones
Death Drops The Hourglass
Death drops the hourglass - it shatters across the floor, sand spills out over shards of glass - every grain an hour.
Child And The Aquarium, The
Alone in the aquarium, I stare at the fish through glass Their movements follow my fingers
In the dampened morning air the snails awaken rising with the measured pace of something coming into life.
Your head - huge, impossible - sticks out from the wall, as though you had somehow got stuck
(haiku) - Oil On Concrete
(haiku) - Enigma
In the dampened morning air
the snails awaken
rising with the measured pace
of something coming into life.
Reborn from the rain, a hundred spirals
emerge from under rocks and earth,
lift heavily from the ground
and slowly, slowly, slowly