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Tag: Gull

NOTE FROM A JOURNEY BY TRAIN THROUGH [FLOODED] SUSSEX

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Note from a Journey by Train through [Flooded] Sussex

[Sea] gulls swimming in the field
a branch of the [holm] oak felled
speed restriction/s due to a land-
slide near Wadhurst “a godsend”
the monkey puzzle by the c/oast
[flocks of] sheep near Sevenoaks

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HUBBUB

ben eine u

After completing the O section of my suite of univocalist poems I was worried that the U section would be the hardest. And I was right. No pronouns or articles this time.* Ouch! Well, here goes…

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Hubbub

Plump gulls must sup.
Suck up luxury hummus.
Chuck up burgundy mucus.
Lungfuls. Such tumult!
Dumbstruck ducks cuss.
Sun
sunk thru cumulus
unfurls.
Cumulus turns succubus.
Succumbs.

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And there we have it. Read the other poems in the suite here. And stay tuned for an audio recording of ‘Oiseaux’.

*well, technically I could use ‘us’, but I didn’t.