The Alphabet Poems: a psychic pilgrimage to the letter Z
After some crossing some hurdles I finally made it to 'Z' on the first of July.
The rest of the sequence is now taken down for editing (and publisher-seeking), but the first drafts of 'A' 'B' and 'C' appear below; after an idea of an illustration for the letter 'A'.
A crack in the cave wall – an aperture to
a view with a horizon.
Anything: an acorn.
and you should
an apple with you
a long journey or,
anyway, a journey into
Beneath its branches: butterflies.
Between its boughs: birds.
Behind its bark: beetles.
Below, bright against the blackened soil, beds of borage and buddleia bushes burgeon.
but it will give but one word back. Just,
so crisp you can see the curves of the craters.
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