Tuesday, 18 April 2017

The July Grass (paragraph 2)

will live
I will unconscious be
unconscious will be
I will think
not think
will not
I will
grass I a grass
I too
I as if me
as over me pass
over shall pass
flies shall
scarlet-dotted flies
the scarlet-dotted and the turf
and the turf
on here on
sit here will sit
I will nothing
I know nothing
I know which
I of which morning
of this morning
handful this a handful picked
have picked
I the binding of the gold
of the gold
on the settling
on is settling dust
is the dust
my names
their names
learn any to learn
not decided
not have decided
thinking of and thinking sea
and the sea nears the sward
nears the sward
where here
where grow here
that grow grasses
the grasses of the names
of the names
of the nothing 
knows nothing
fly knows scarlet-dotted fly
the scarlet-dotted day
the day or the night
or the night
first came first
still till backward
still night backward and night
day and every day
years backwards
counting backwards
flowed counting
and flowed
ebbed and have ebbed
that have tides
that the tides
the number in number equal
in years equal
and years
years and live years
could live we could
if we not
if flower not a flower
as sweet as smells sweet
that smells grass
that the grass
of the enough
of never enough
over the hand
over a hand come shadows
sliding shadows and sliding sun
and of sun enough
of never enough
no never enough
no, long enough
still hours long
hundred hours
a hundred were
living and about living
thinking about without thinking
is ebbs
it ebbs
dry quite dry
not quite
does not
it does
why or why
there or is there
sea is the sea
that is all and all
grass and the grass
the sunlight like with sunlight 
and wings about scarlet-spotted wings
this scarlet-spotted
whirls this fly
whirls the fly

Friday, 14 April 2017

The July Grass (paragraph 3)

something more green
something and green
crimson and crimson
gold and gold
scarlet this scarlet
all this all gaze at
wish I wish scarlet
with scarlet dark
almost dark is almost rest
higher than shades
a clear petal of petal width
mound is the mound
on these
on these
one of field
one the field
are the poppies
are the poppies king
the no-king
is no-born
England from England
always ruler is the ruler
their lords
these their kinship
with no kinship
have no shore
shore to shore
mead from mead
pasture through pasture
ranks through intertangled ranks
in intertangled away
in stretching away grass
stretching the grass
of the millions of millions
millions and the millions
corn the corn there
poppies abundance
of no abundance
nothing no nothing
night yet everlasting night
and everlasting poison and poison
sleep and to sleep
they are bitter
they are bitter
they are useless
they are useless
they are nothing
they of nothing
scarlet heraldry of scarlet blazon
of brilliant blazon
a brilliant up raising
no field taking July
field the July of the lords of poppies
lords proud poppies
the proud are they
barren race
barren numbered
so numerous their subjects
their populace
dry summit
the poppies on kingly poppies
the kingly thousands
thousands and hundreds
thousands and hundreds
hundreds and them
hundreds around them
growth around heavier growth
the heavier parting
you beneath some blades
beneath shorter blades
the drooping over others drooping
grasses other alternately each other succeed
grasses fine grass
a fine bold strong and strong green
and very green
foot nearly another foot
head another a head
with a hedge
with the hedge
by the feet
great grass
snap them would snap
wind would the wind
or grow tall
the tall cluster grow tall
cluster to grow
in tiers rising
and rising
pollen with pollen
tipped with each tipped
boughs each slenderer
boughs slenderer
branched round grasses
branched slender grasses
a year remembered
remembered week
week for a thought
thought to be worthy is worthy 
stride yet one stride
in one by it pass
by might pass
might sunshine
you with sunshine
glowing with so glowing golden
so, so golden
rich so, so rich
this so like
this plot like a plot
found  have found
days  for days searched for
yet if everywhere yet grows everywhere
it grows birdsfoot
the birdsfoot common
bent stem
bent a stem
not defaced
not defaced
down even broken down
be broken not
must not flowers
must golden flowers
these golden
crimson all with crimson
inwoven with gold
inwoven richest gold
everything like everything chance
by chance found
all things sea
all green sea
the green beneath
there beneath
over there rock
over uncovered rock
uncovered striking the wavelet
striking summer wavelet
a summer that was
that: listen

Sunday, 9 April 2017

The July Grass (paragraph 4)

stays without
it stays
among it was among
that the wind home may take the wind in the sway
in and sway motion
and the motion
the pollen of the dusting
of the dusting panicle
the panicle of the colour of
and colour
shape and the shape
curve of curve
degree of and degree
droop and the droop
stems the stems
of the slenderness of
and slenderness
height and the height
gather them
you gather as you consider
as must consider you must
glass you green glass
old green in old deep
in imitated deep reeds
imitated the reeds
like the aslant like stems
aslant larger stems
the larger cut
the harvest cut
this harvest of this sheaf 
in a stream
in the stream
by the trees
by hollow trees
the hollow inside the inside
look too ruts
look deep ruts
deep in the lanes
in the lanes look for
may look you may
roadside you mere roadside
by them grow
of the marsh
some brackish marsh
the brackish
in the sea
in the sea
or by grasses
or find grasses
to find where to is where
that is quarries
old quarries
old cornfields
angles of woods
angles of woods enclosure
of the enclosure inside
just inside
ponds just of ponds
weeds gone there and gone
been and has been
foundations where
abandoned foundations
from abandoned cast up mounds
cast the mounds
the buildings on incomplete buildings
behind incomplete places
look too the gateway
look near the lane
near the lane of the banks
of the banks on the wayside
on the wayside by there
by them there
taken them has taken
scythe has acres
the scythe broad acres
broad and not places
and out of the way places
and out of the way corners
and in corners
looked for looked
must be grasses
July grasses