Signature


 

Poems from ‘Signature’

 

thistle roll
 
thistle roll
twig sphere
scatters a
 
thicket clump
looks alive, it
is red-tipped 
 
a feather-blown
bag-blown
 
bird-corpse let lie
its throat opened out
 
purple the thistle
-blown hue,
purple the cry
 


tear
 
a field of ewes, their winter wool loose,
blown down to the rusted gate.
 
a flower clock banks each moment to the birthing,
their mothering.
 
their rich milk a wellspring.
spring now, and
a breeze tickles the white clouds,
winter coat shed, wind still barbs her cries

they ignore her labouring
 

Thistle Roll and Tear are © C. Murray

Signature is published by Bone Orchard Press, and edited by Michael McAloran. It is my second chapbook, and it can be bought via LULU. A sample chapbook called Three Red Things is available here.

ssignatureignature is a beautifully wrought collection of short/ imagistic/ surrealistic-impressionistic poems

ISBN 9781291797046

Copyright Christine Murray

Edition First

Publisher Bone Orchard Press

Published 23 March 2014
Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu.


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