Two Poems by Richard Skinner

 
Quantum Sheep

Clouds graze the sky;
below, sheep drift gentle
over fields, soft mirrors,
warm white snow.
(Original poem by Valerie Laws)

i)
white sheep graze
below soft sky
the warm Clouds
drift over snow
gentle fields mirrors

ii)
gentle below
over warm
Clouds

soft sheep
drift

white mirrors
graze
the sky

snow fields

iii)
snow below
gentle graze
the sky
over warm fields
white mirrors
soft Clouds
sheep drift

iv)
below the gentle sky snow drift fields
Clouds over warm mirrors soft white sheep graze
 
 
 

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The Uncivil Likelihood of Bell ringers
The Unctuous Limestone of Belt
The Underdeveloped Lineage of Berber
The Undernourished Line-up of Beryl
The Undertaken Lion of Bête noir
The Undulating Lisp of Bezique
The Unfortunate Lithograph of Bicycle
The Unidirectional Livelihood of Bikini
The Unique Load of Billow
The Universal Lobster of Binoculars
The Unlimited Locomotive of Birdcage
The Unpleasant Log of Bisulphate
The Unsaid Loner of Blabber
The Unstable Long wave of Black ice

 
 
 
Richard Skinner has published three books of poems with Smokestack Books: the light user scheme (2013), Terrace (2015) & The Malvern Aviator (2018). His fourth book, Invisible Sun, will be published by Smokestack in June 2021. Twitter @RichardNSkinner

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