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Friday, January 23, 2015

25 Edge Hill Poets: Debbie Walsh

Nimbus Movements is published by Knives Forks and Spoons. See here. Debbie says of her work by way of poetics:

... 'The work I try to represent spans the invisible space between sensory response and syntactical elaboration. The tense, tone and meaning are often juxtaposed between space and silence – representing the place beyond words that cannot be felt fully or measured precisely'.

 

Insignia Drowning
 

Silence.

   The   felt before thought

Before dilution

          Before  a  simplification of words.

 

And love?

          A moist breath   fingering skin

And  You close, deep         perfect tense

            Imperative.

And   the door closes and closes

     again,

 tears ceaselessly               end .

   Memory is anaemic.

 

 The past           a scape

 a foliage of words         conceal

          transitive         heritable.

 

Now as clarity fades  dust

         imagination folds        recoils.

 

 






Remembrance
 
The smooth.

         The steel-stone box.

                Moments piled on moments.

 

I breathe                  dust of absence

            I well   at smiles

               at glances               held

                                              

                                    hands            held.

 

        Love              wrapped

 in smoke filled air

 

              bidden                

                    loss.

 

You               uniform framed.

               You             hollowed-out

tunnel-eyed   into              

 a restless symmetry

             of still  warm  ash

of flayed-flesh

of blacked-out screams.

           

 

 And this

           gathered  paradox

 

certain as a pulse

    your soft mouth    pressed

                 a corolla

                       a zephyr.

 

Explode  my heart

                 meet this rage

     this decayed regret     

                  come        alive  out of

         an

                    opening.

 Debbie Walsh was a student on the MA at Edge Hill, details here
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