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the poetry that matters

Ross Barnes-Moore

Ross Barnes-Moore is a writer from Manchester who studied poetry at MMU

 

So Long St Peter
 
campari coloured dodgems
stray fingers trap black
 
let’s look at yarmouth
let’s look at portsmouth
let’s look at the stones of all the crafts
 
it’s an art
it’s a bloodstream
it’s called the shambles
(and still a much sought after delicacy)
 
shire horses
lives spent with trees
small timbers and blackpool rock
and rivers pressed in silver grey granite
 
 

Idiot Savant
 
en angleterre
welting french lessons
crumbling portacabins,
These things are dissuasive
These romance linguistics.
 
The past proves regnant,
A latent homosexual,
With a piecemeal preference
kind of equine
kind of bracing.
 
 
 
 
 
The French Disease
 
Plunder
Anosmic,
Like a man-faced cat
Watching rivers
Little General vandals,
Rameses
Wellington
And Elgin.
 
 
 

 

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                                                                                                             May 30, 2013