I took a trip into the swimming manatee distance, getting on the bus with a mermaid precursor and getting off the other end wearing the world’s first swordfish earrings. The porpoise god was stalking a shoal of ideas as I stopped off at his driftwood cottage. We clung to memories like a seaside metaphor before I sailed home.
Cottage Through Trees
October Cottage Through November Trees
I had to go to town with caterpillar tracks on my walking shoes (I had resting butterflies on a pair of slippers). I changed my mind when I changed my library books, met a lady with machine arms and then walked home with a stranger playing the keyboard in my chest – I didn’t recognise the song.
It was wet when I walked to town with a black and white squirrel sheltering in my coat pocket. A passing spirit had strewn packets of sound across the path. They looked like shells but when I picked one up I was immediately aware of the choral reverberations in the main aisle of Coventry Cathedral.
Winchester Cathedral – First Realisation
Winchester Cathedral – Second Realisation
I worked like a Trojan horse, before and after June went out to have grape vine tendrils attached to her forehead. Just before her return I went to work carrying a wooden box – it was empty save for a handful of small creatures. At nightfall they grew larger and called themselves after the staring faces in the hall.
Neo-Martyrs – The Vapour Heads Act As Fallen Fruit
June wanted to go out and I had to follow at a discreet distance wrapped in black polythene, we met again for dinner when I had, by then, grown chains round my head and she was tied up in bailer twine – I told her to stay in the field but she insisted on walking home with two acres of arable land in her shopping bag.
Landscape Under Cover – Thirteen People In A Field
Landscape Under Cover – The Garden Party
A quite day, with the cat curled up in a matchbox and the dog drying on a rotary clothes line. I laid down in the garden counting the number of invertebrates that climbed on my nose – I got up when a mechanical digger approached. June came out with sails on her arms pretending to be in a round the island race.
Garden Rearrangement 1
Garden Rearrangement 2
I had a rather hectic day which was made significantly worse when a second head grew on my shoulders and my two mouths insisted on sucking on opposite ends of the same straw – I expect the largest to eat the smallest. I said goodbye to the water nymphs in the middle of a desert and then trudged home.
Inside A Landscape – The Dryad