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the poetry that matters

Andrew Taylor

Andrew Taylor is a Liverpool (UK) based poet published in The Binturong Review, Unquiet Desperation, Silenced Press, Otoliths, Zygote in my Coffee, and other on-line and print magazines. Four collections published to-date. Co-editor of erbacce poetry journal and erbacce-press. Currrently finalising a PhD in poetry.

Visit Andrew Taylor's website at: www.andrewtaylorpoetry.com

Chicken Pig

 

 

Location locked firm

writing machines hedge

view to fields beyond

 

green and white desk

chopped firewood an

Autumn testament

 

first publication tea at five

            comfort of audience

harmony of routine

 

                       

Positioned licensed a new

            order metropolis of

possibility

 

needled incomprehension

            horizon signifiers

comfort through summer madness

 

Public art station walks Palanzana

Unknown Landscape # 3

The Tango Ray and Julie Sea Circle

 

                       

Air-conditioned basement

            monitors surround

postcards shelf stacked

 

encased metallic blue freed

             hotel furniture resting

place reflections on rye

 

Greenness of canal bandstand

rendezvous isolation

jet watching double glazing

 

                       

Year of death and disease

            cabin walls drip

behind blinds of Winter

 

 

Copse lifeless nature redolent

            shut down magnetic voices

recording tape rattled railings

 

Car park light cast glow

            empty space years end

lock the cabin door

 

 

Dreams of Winter Hill

A Certain Ratio

red letters on the dashboard

 

flash neon satellite navigation

            time zones a freeway

and city midnight junk

 

Orange support through fog

            bay lights glimmer

Star Room Dancing a hotel view

 
 
 
 
How Animals Work

 

 

An equality of emotion

investigated on a late night train

 

this nature of happiness

an extension of adequacy

 

tolerable and bearable

search the heart of the other

 

Poor servants worn with drudgery

sedation not an answer

 

neither producing machine

nor entertainment

 

Reversal to forebear

what about a neo-cortex?

 

this poem of nature

a mere facility of intent

 
 

 

Pale Sigh

 

 

Use not restricted to praise a Lord

rival or important person

 

rather a way to get the work out

 

accompanied by Grant Lee the afternoons

of birds dipping above hedgerow

 

Mighty Joe Moon and the Englyns

 

effort to capture fields before concrete

becomes all

 

two rows of daffodils line the path to

the Church door

 

                                   

New paths new gardens walks

around reserves waving at trains

 

falling backwards into library shelving

 

searching for poetry for continental trips

and theory to thwart proceedings

 

Saint Etienne and blown kisses

 

evening after-work drinks

in becalmed bars

 

Plans for afar gathered around

cases of vanity

 

 

where the stray cat was photographed

 

after lunch-time wandering those streets

shared through phases of bags and poetry

 

Psyence Fiction and the Cathedral Poems

 

written as necessity visiting Mondays

refectory warming early doors

 

songs of the season rise from

the burial place below

 

of Life

 

this river stands dry

blossom straddled by

mockingbird wind

 

Rose scented dreams

horses pass through

a thunderstorm plateau

 

where moon rises a cherry sky

            hint of magnolia

leaves a mountain of memory

 

fresh flowers an ocean view

            isolation a maple

tree in the snow

 

wildwood shadow fog of cats

            a blue sky rosebud child

bluebirds follow to cold creek

 

hummingbird sunset over

            Meadow Lake driftwood

sun into starlight sand and magic

 

of woods at night

 

Orange grove shore of rocks

            petal horizon tide of

morning this the honey of life

 

 

 

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