Thursday, July 30, 2009

lucky charms

Saturday, July 25, 2009

geometry of her smile

Sunday, July 12, 2009

poem ~ Emily Howard/ Mark Cobley

we looked for it in love
a small nut to worry in our pockets

smoothing the grooves of minor mystery
not so mysterious, not really
quite. the transference

we looked for it in words and
the mercurial mirror.

I have
starved, days on days. only

so that I might describe so
you might agree. but love

somewhere excellent birds live

by a river by
Almond trees.

Sunday, July 5, 2009


Thursday, July 2, 2009

notes from the broken book ~ mark cobley

whilst they find the pages
for which we wait.

it could well be your birthday

via crucis
via dolorosa.

my father's house was
such a fine house with
a lovely.
the beautiful clouds don't

help they just confuse the issue

i have flat lined. i am drifting. they search for things.

little conkers form in the trees. it will soon be time for school

by the river that
has boats and weeds that smell of skin.

whilst waiting
the long ladder leans against the wall (we notice)

like the letter A

like a light coming on.

the long walk to the railway station of parting company

I am on the train home.

We don't hear them calling after us.
But none of this

Mr. Richard Barrett. Pig Fervour

Mr Richard Barrett (of Manchester) is now to be found at the very fine The Arthur Shilling Press