#Poem I Must Spend More Time Upside Down

#Poem I Must Spend More Time Upside Down

Woke up this morning thumped and wrinkled
cast back to new-born blindness
Dodgem car collisions into fixtures and fittings
leave me shocked but bruise-free
The dawn chorus is far too loud
but there are no birds

Don’t disturb my wakeful slumber
Don’t bother me with questions
Do not disavow me of my illusions
Let me avoid circumstances which shatter fantasies

I don’t want to upset nature with my…

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Wednesday Oct 22 2014 02:36am
   #ashleybovan #constellations #poem #poetry #santa #vacuum

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#Poem underaged Schnapps

In the old bar
in Melchtal
we played the jukebox
Gates of Eden
over and over
One night
men sang to us
and I slipped
a souvenir ashtray
under my jacket
We drank underaged Schnapps
and you took a sugar cube
soaked it
pushed it into my mouth
and placed your finger on my lips
as if I was going to speak
and shouldn’t

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Tuesday Oct 21 2014 02:40am
   #ashleybovan #ashtray #poem #poetry #schnapps #sugar

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Today’s Short #Poem 188

Today’s Short #Poem 188

(Sitting I)
Waves smash this jut of rocks,
this jagged triangle.
I’m at the tip, sea-level,
breathing the spray.

It was a dawn-call,
a short walk to the beach,
a tricky clamber,
a flat stone to rest on.

I’m working thoughts
over and over,
making myself concentrate
then letting go.
Just like the rocks and the spray

Ashley Bovan

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Tuesday Oct 21 2014 01:10am
   #ashleybovan #poem #poetry

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#Poem Played-out Mania

Quiet here
Played-out mania
Boot-prints in the snow
Done all my missing

~ thrown down with ache
threw it up
split my guts
rerun rain-drenched streets
alley rats, old stuff
things tried before
always a mess ~

You keep time
head-full figments, love songs
I don’t even know if you believe
I hate myself with someone else

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Monday Oct 20 2014 02:30am
   #ache #ashleybovan #figments #mania #poem #poetry

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Today’s Short #Poem 187

Today’s Short #Poem 187

They let me sit at a picnic table
in the garden of Oxford Union
lie on a bench, look up
through the leaves
into the blue sky
and then ascend
on a cushion
lazy, like a sunning cat
and everything was all right

I dropped down to land
and looked for company
Is it too early to give thought
even before harvest is gathered
to winter / forget the distant hills
– bring it all back to myself

Ashley Bovan

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Monday Oct 20 2014 01:11am
   #ashleybovan #poem #poetry

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#Poem Shiva

I have cut
down
trees

Himalayan pine and Tibetan birch
out front

From the back
red oak, red willow

also
black bamboo, dog rose

mountain ash, weeping willow
and yew

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Sunday Oct 19 2014 02:33am
   #ashleybovan #himalayan #poem #poetry #tibetan #willow

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Today’s Short #Poem 186

Today’s Short #Poem 186

On a grey day
the halogen bulbs
in the café give you migraine
Zig-zags criss-cross your eyes

You move seats
but reflections dog you
Nothing settles
You act out your best moments
but you can’t focus
bang your knee on the table edge
slop coffee everywhere

You’d catch the train home
but you don’t trust yourself
to be able to cross the road

Ashley Bovan

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Sunday Oct 19 2014 01:06am
   #ashleybovan #poem #poetry

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#Coot - #Roath #Park #Lake, #Cardiff

#Coot - #Roath #Park #Lake, #Cardiff


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Saturday Oct 18 2014 06:11pm
   #cardiff #roath #park #lake #coot

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#Port & #Beach - #Agadir, #Morocco

#Port & #Beach - #Agadir, #Morocco


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Saturday Oct 18 2014 06:09pm
   #agadir #beach #port #morocco

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#Ely #Cathedral - #Cambridgeshire, #England

#Ely #Cathedral - #Cambridgeshire, #England


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Saturday Oct 18 2014 06:08pm
   #cathedral #ely #england #cambridgeshire

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#Poem Return

Slap face-down in puddle,
spitting out spilled well-water,
brown ground-swell,
sputters of storm-drains,
cold finger-skeletons crack and jab,
scalpels twist in knuckles,
tendons burn like dry-ice.

I follow what threads I can -
twisted
like hair-ball, fur-ball, a shower’s
blocked plug-hole – loose ends,
knotted, plaited…

I came back here -
all I found was childish folly.

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Saturday Oct 18 2014 02:32am
   #ashleybovan #folly #knuckles #plaited #poem #poetry

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Today’s Short #Poem 185

Today’s Short #Poem 185

A Cronenberg creature
a hungry
wall-eating
thing
in my belly

Feed it dreams
else
it groans

Tendrils extend through
to shoulders and knees
You can’t cut it away

Ashley Bovan

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Saturday Oct 18 2014 01:05am
   #ashleybovan #poem #poetry

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#Spire

#Spire


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Friday Oct 17 2014 06:45pm
   #spire

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#Cathedral #Close - #Salisbury, #England

#Cathedral #Close - #Salisbury, #England


      
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Friday Oct 17 2014 04:14pm
   #cathedral #england #salisbury #close

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#Step - on the #Beach - #Penarth

#Step - on the #Beach - #Penarth


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Friday Oct 17 2014 04:13pm
   #step #beach #penarth

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