Sunday, 20 November 2011

Browning Pages


Browning pages
fingered
in the
golden sun

John Calder
untouchably
bolder & louder
than the gutless
contemporary
maggot-brained
publishing fodder
who still
to this day 
feed themselves
with figures
not words

In an ongoing
crusade to list
art the primary aim
not a monetary gain
makes still a flame
that can also
deceive the eye
flicker slightly

Browning pages
fingered
in the
golden sun

Not lost
in time
still here
like the great man
himself
refusing
to decay

An extract from 'Nothing Poetic', a forthcoming collection of new poems and short fiction - this poem is actually written by my fictional character Eddie Weller and will also appear in the forthcoming novel 'Barking Frog' ...

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