Wednesday, 6 September 2017

A Circle of Mirrors by Rupert M Loydell


spidercast and webworm

a glimmer of love
     from another planet

i fall as flowers do

into a path of sleep
     a pool of dream

          a sudden heaven

     see the flesh fly
     see the flesh fall

          (sudden heaven)

Angel of Sin

touch me like you do

          buried alive
my pillow-lined prison


another day done

Being Watched

moonlight sleeps
     new faces emerge

     monochrome heart
life's black & white machine

     fire     moon     flower

          (sweet mother unguent
                 through the fog)

     animal imagination

          the rarest of birds

Communique #4

happy     hopeful     alive

     let go
         lover     (go)

blade is a body
     flutter storm within

          what can you do?

    (know where you stand)

          starstruck harmonium
               chant spinning out

love is a patient
in the land of doubt

nothing to nowhere

     (and the rest)

Back to Where We Came From

a remix without
the original being heard

     a secondhand start
          time taken in lieu

     innocence and inexperience

          becoming indivisible
     slowly moving away

my view of everything
inside and out the window

(The Disappearance of Love)

Final Communique

inland sea
     dark sky and ancient stars

i try to remember

     splice meaning
from electric silence


     say goodbye to everyone
     on the outside of heaven


Rupert M. Loydell is Senior Lecturer in the School of Writing and Journalism at Falmouth University. He is the author of numerous collections of poetry, essays, anthologies and collaborative writing including Dear Mary (Shearsman, 2017), The Return of the Man Who Has Everything (Shearsman, 2015), Esophagus Writ (with Daniel Y Harris, The Knives Forks and Spoons Press, 2014), Encouraging Signs: Interviews, Essays and Conversations, (Shearsman 2013), Ballads of the Alone (Shearsman, 2013) and Wildlife (Shearsman, 2011) He is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Stride and a Contributing Editor to International Times. He is the International Editor of X-Peri.