THE WRITERS POST - Double Issue Jan 2007 Jul 2007 - Christopher Barnes

 

 

 

THE WRITERS POST

(ISSN: 1527-5467)
the magazine of Literature & Literature-in-translation.

VOLUME 9 DOUBLE ISSUE

JAN 2007

JUL 2007

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†††††††††† CHRISTOPHER BARNES

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†††††† ††two poems by CHRISTOPHER BARNES

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 JAZZ

 

Swell-hung notes

Baby it out

In wrong songs

 

Rubber-flung riffs

Billy goat to munch

On green hills of blue

 

Dead-stopped falling trains

Crystallise nuggets

Of satchel-mouth books

 

War is the senses

In the frying Soul Food

Of the intellect

 

 

JEAN-CLAUDE

IN THE PARK

 

Rapiers of twitch grass

Hand the colourfast sackcloth,

The cogent objectivity of its stitches.

 

Didnít it slip in from Versailles?

 

You bottleneck the air with a crack

And the ink of hot coffee

Tinctures pollen,

A brain-shaped fungus.

 

The concussed breeze

Sweats your Toulouse oils.

 

We impinge

Pate in celery, croissants,

Back olive salad tugging flies.

 

Other liaisons perch

In boats, laburnums rub each other up

At bough-ends, and silver fish

Call out to each other

Undoing the self-deception of isolation.

 

††††††† CHRISTOPHER BARNES, UK

 

 

 

The Writers Post
the magazine of literature

& literature-in-translation,

founded 1999, based in the US.

 

VOLUME 9 DOUBLE ISSUE JAN 2007 & JUL 2007

 

Editorial note: Works published in this issue are simultaneously published in the printed Wordbridge magazine (ISSN: 1540-1723).

 

Copyright © 2007 Christopher Barnes.

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