Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Another Barnas poem

Choose a theme to make it all come more alive
(The Dutch character)

To start with we stuff them in the corner. It’s handy
it they stay put in their place.
We tie them up and allow them to properly dry.

If this is on the cards depends on our level.
We allow weeks to pass
and then add colour to the sky.

Do it in approximately true scale
and use worthless material as much as possible.

Now we’re going to use our imagination.
That produces a fine effect.

We give each other a few ideas such as a beast
that scores wainscoting in the room
with its claws. Its rage a straight line

as high as the claws can reach.
Unfortunately we’re unable to bend the rules.

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