Monthly Archives: October 2019

Nomina induta

Ovid’s Metamorphoses III.206-236 Actaeon, transformed by the goddess Diana into a deer, as punishment for spying on her bathing, is pursued and mauled by his own hounds. Latin reading: My translation While in a daze (the shock of his likeness to deer so perplexing), Blackfur and Tracker, hawk-eyed, are the first to call out […]

Iron Girl

On the night I visited the Antony Gormley exhibition at the R A (Royal Academy of Arts) in London Asleep inside the courtyard on a tile, an iron baby lies in foetal pose, alone outdoors, deceivingly fragile, attracting open praise, demanding close inspection: rugged surface, solid core cast less than seven days after her birth, […]

London coffee

I met a fellow poet today who strikes it lucky with his lungs so long as it’s allowed another foreigner you see who understands the tragic hiatus of having to apply (…are you for real?) after so long for “settled status” we talked of works and words inconsequential for most or maybe not who knows […]

Quantum Love

Unspoken their first hello would be their last goodbye yet Clotho as typical when Eros came and went would spin entangled threads the sort that are impossible to measure or to end – Clotho is one of the three Fates or Μοιραι. She spins the thread of life; Lachesis and Atropos draw out and cut […]