Andrew Taylor

La Poste radio voices dulled through metal and glass. Awaiting deliveries like the previous summer, hand-written annotations, in A5 regulation envelopes. Dust driven downwards. Green of canopy, whiteness of a laid-out sheet.  Newness of timber, footed in concrete, a new place.


 

 

Lucy needs plaid the autumn can’t come quick enough, it’s a fear here.  Final month of closedown, at least the ivy will be off the atelier. Eno and Harmonia yes! Forst studio, making it sound so simple. Snug oval of a sloped field. Early morning machinery, before the heat hits. 

 

 

 

Sunrise 6.15 a.m.

(They’re as living)

Home itself lacked change
this developing known place
beautiful walls completed
found piano moved exactly

 

 

Eye Weakness

Beaming back
to a void
Poplar peak
reignited
raging peace
of imposters

Ceremonial
processing
of vista
full bloom
no ordinary
summer

Departure missed
by 264 hours

 

Kidman

lookalike smiles
the first offering of the day

it’s 16.25 in Montparnasse
the travellator is broken

Orange priority tag shifts
waiting room makeover

 

light catches gold dances on
a pillar like Seahorses on Broadway

 

it’s 17.21 in Montparnasse
& TGV 8389 departs on time

 

this second city petite moineau
spires & towers

recognisable routes track curves
& date stamps

 

 

Vine Stalk Poem


 

       It seems an appropriate day

to take the saw to dead wood

         

         wind whips up through 

the valley from here there’s 


 

          the fall of turning leaves

against a band of grey


 

           stems gather loosely

in corners of doorways

Andrew Taylor’s recent publications are Lowdeine Chronicles (with Nick Power) (erbacce Press) and at first it felt like flying (with Charlie Baylis) (Indigo Dreams Pamphlets) which was a PBS Summer Selection 2019. He is the author of Adrian Henri: A Critical Reading (Greenwich Exchange, 2019.) He is currently working on his third collection, due for publication in 2021 www.andrewtaylorpoetry.com

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