Ten Songs for Children. no 1

Sc`ratch,  Scraiyth,  Rache
Watch newt tails
Canute – wide tide, man
Waiting for a wash away
A slitsand lugfluke
Pulling heels through
Walls built to be wracked
And ratcheted
Tightly to the sea
Heads flipper themselves
Dash the waterline
The rings fall through
Floorboards. Catch it,
Rubbings say so
Suddenly we are
Suddenly we are old

Sc`ratch, Scraiyth, RacheWatch newt tailsCanute – wide tide, manWaiting for a wash awayA slitsand lugfluke Pulling heels throughWalls built to be wrackedAnd ratcheted
Tightly to the seaHeads flipper themselvesDash the waterlineLook
The rings fall throughFloorboards. Catch it, Rubbings say so
Suddenly we are
Suddenly we are old

About Benjamin Norris

Published writer of short stories, long stories, poems. Well received art critic and cultural commentator for Berlin magazines. Collaborator with operatic societies. Co-writer of fictional historic psycholinguistic journals. Lecturer of architecture and art history at a Budapest University. View all posts by Benjamin Norris

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