Monday, 10 November 2008

ANDY HEARS THE STEPS OF GODS


ANDY HEARS THE STEPS
OF GODS, & GRASPS HIS
REAL PLACE IN HISTORY :
THE SHIP THAT
SAILED THE MOON


there,
when I was ten
I asked a gang
of construction workers
what they were building

they told me
the launchpad for
a spaceship project

now,
everytime I pass
this auto-showroom
I see giant spacecraft
straining against the
undertow of
gravity

like the power
of dream and myth
straining against
this drabness


Published in:-
‘MENTOR no.69’ (Australia - May 1991)
‘PLEIADE (Edizioni Universum, via Giovanni Pedrotti
2 38100, Trento, Italy) (Italy - October 1993)
‘MAELSTROM no.6’ (UK - December 1993)
‘RUSTIC RUB no.2’ (UK - July 1994)
‘TARGET no.4’ (UK - April 1997)
and in anthology:-
‘DREAMING SCRYERS, TRUE DECEIVERS: SCIENCE FICTION
POETS READ AT OXFORD (Edit: Steve Sneyd)’ (March 2004 – UK)
and in personal collections:-
‘EUROSHIMA MON AMOUR’ Hilltop Press (UK-Oct 2000)
‘JINGLES FOR DISCORD’ (Bound-into ‘MINOTAUR no.42 vol.9 no.3’)
(USA – September 2004)
Published on the website:-
‘NEW HOPE INTERNATIONAL’ (June 2003) quoted in full as part of the
review of ‘EUROSHIMA MON AMOUR’

1 comment:

adolfo said...

Eight miles high, and when you touch down.You'll find that it's stranger than known. Signs in the street that say where you're going.Are somewhere, just being their own. Nowhere is there warmth to be found.

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