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Christopher Barnes: In Ashy Sky

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Musicianship is bridged in recollection.

Prattle a zest or irritant.

This orb whirrs as it dizzy-rounds.

Thunder's furore passes.

Surdity nears, howsoever.


Waves - misgiving indigo.

Tete-a-tetes amplifying, giddy.

Uniform power-drive buzz.

Quaff trolley is inched.

The jet unrivets

In ashy sky.


Transit is restful.

Below par districts sheer off.

Crows lunge, profiled in window.

Upbeat incessant.

A run-luck hatchback and your train

Mash. Sublime carnage.

About the Author: In 1998 Christopher Barnes won a Northern Arts writers award. In July 2000 he read at Waterstones bookshop to promote the anthology 'Titles Are Bitches'. Christmas 2001 he debuted at Newcastle's famous Morden Tower doing a reading of poems. Each year he read for Proudwords lesbian and gay writing festival and partook in workshops. 2005 saw the publication of his collection LOVEBITES published by Chanticleer Press, 6/1 Jamaica Mews, Edinburgh.



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The image of Quasimodo is by French artist Louis Steinheil, which appeared in  the 1844 edition of Victor Hugo's "Notre-Dame de Paris" published by Perrotin of Paris.


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