Saturday, 6 November 2010

72. Al-Mu’akhkhir – Repeating

Suggests defer, double back, learn --- 'You are not the same people
who left that station. Or who will arrive at any terminus.' TS Eliot

I pulled
an air gun
and (at the speed of sound)
word flew.


Shall I tell yer a story
of grandma, a bonnet;
shall I tell yer a tale
of a pig and her brood?

Look out at that beanstalk,
a bridge and a billy goat,
ancestors of bears
and uncountable wolves.

Around they go baby
- old stories like fountains -
and, after all axes
and giants returnin’,
shall I tell yer a story
and make it anew?

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