Troway Honey Trail

Andrew Jeffrey

 

  1. watching for attacks by mammals

 

neat flat lawn                           NO FRACK placards

scattered

 

look back down

cloud mass                                            trace

           

white hives

step down

toward

valley bottom

 

brush stroke whisps

spruce

open air bluster

soars across vision

didn’t get span

or scale

 

turbine                                     bigger than

you think

   

 

  1. Disorder

 

A SWEET disorder in the dress

Kindles in clothes a wantonness:—

A lawn about the shoulders thrown

Into a fine distractión,—

An erring lace, which here and there

Enthrals the crimson stomacher,—

A cuff neglectful, and thereby

Ribbands to flow confusedly,—

A winning wave, deserving note,

In the tempestuous petticoat,—

A careless shoe-string, in whose tie

I see a wild civility,—

Do more bewitch me, than when art

Is too precise in every part.

A SWEET disorder in the dress

Kindles in clothes a wantonness:—

A lawn about the shoulders thrown

Into a fine distractión,—

An erring lace, which here and there

Enthrals the crimson stomacher,—

A cuff neglectful, and thereby

Ribbands to flow confusedly,—

A winning wave, deserving note,

In the tempestuous petticoat,—

A careless shoe-string, in whose tie

I see a wild civility,—

Do more bewitch me, than when art

Is too precise in every part.

A SWEET disorder in the dress

Kindles in clothes a wantonness:—

A lawn about the shoulders thrown

Into a fine distractión,—

An erring lace, which here and there

Enthrals the crimson stomacher,—

A cuff neglectful, and thereby

Ribbands to flow confusedly,—

A winning wave, deserving note,

In the tempestuous petticoat,—

A careless shoe-string, in whose tie

I see a wild civility,

Do more bewitch me, than when art

Is too precise in every part.

A SWEET disorder in the dress

Kindles in clothes a wantonness:—

A lawn about the shoulders thrown

Into a fine distractión,—

An erring lace, which here and there

Enthrals the crimson stomacher,—

A cuff neglectful, and thereby

Ribbands to flow confusedly,—

A winning wave, deserving note,

In the tempestuous petticoat,—

A careless shoe-string, in whose tie

I see a wild civility,—

Do more bewitch me, than when art

Is too precise in every part.

 

 

  1. Jars

Pine

pollen

tasting test

testosterone

brown toast

medicinal

fresh toilet

Christmas

cut down

evergreen

mud stick

 

Meadow

bee loud sound truss

long summer song

pricks yellow and blue

race to gorge seduction

yellow rattle     saxifrage

ragged robin    crow foot

 

off limits

 

Lavendar

sticky jar almost empty

amber oozing

Batch no. L1607

currants tea strainer

slightly queasy

easy on toast

 

Andrew Jeffrey is a practice based PhD student at Sheffield Hallam University writing open form poetry about encounters with animals in particular locations.

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