Water Poems

Four poems written for Waterweek 2019

she dives again

                        so to swim

            the sea inside

                                    my DNA

submerged in seaweed

a nebula spiral

ritual silver    in the flood

merlinite permeability

breaks the current

with shallowest 

of waves

forcing me open

            at the cleft

                        of the swallow


little ripples of static

pulsating together

inside your DNA

considered sacred

closer to peace

ritual shivers

break the current

each cell dissolves

the skeleton in

fractal relation

throbs your body

in great gulps

& swelling velocity of

quantum jazz


bladderwrack crows


in seaweed trees

born of earth

            & [s]oil/slick/ed emergence

                                    of tremor

                                                into heathen scramble

                        heav(enl)y bodies

                                    broken downassemble

                                                ground with deep murmurs

                        hiss & whistle

                                    ever changing

                                                feverish tongueglitch

                        dulse moss beadweed

                                                            tangle in the larynx

                                    tumble scrolls to letter


                                    blood as flow

                                                return in salt

                        spiral convolutions synch 

                                    underwater   /elements      of rust

                                    gather an invasion [k]not released

desolate celestial turmoil

                        vortex into the folding leaf

                        this vesica


                        on reflection




All poems created as collage, drawing upon the Vital Water exhibition at Gallery North, Hailsham, 1-31 March, as part of Waterweek 2019. Collages include found text from the books in the Waterweek Library. 

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