Author Archives: Lupine Collides

About Lupine Collides

Poetry, theatre, music, gardens. What binds these things is a love of images and sound, and the desire to make a doorway between the imaginal world and everyday.

Stones

Stones, banked up by the sea’s edge. children stumble along them, buckets clutched  in hand,  seek the secret stones that glitter with crystal, red stones veined with iron, yellow and white striped stones shaped like a wave, green stones, covered in … Continue reading

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Plastic Castle and an Orange

A boy built a castle from lego. Soldiers manned its ramparts, tapestries hung on the walls but the King was absent and the draw bridge drawn. My friend, as I tell you this, let me offer you an orange, not … Continue reading

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Drunk at his mother’s funeral

formally “RD Laing’s Mother’s Funeral” For RD Laing he wept at his mother’s funeral crying wracking tears at the fact he had hated her and that his last letter to her had been a pen drawn heart with “i promise” … Continue reading

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Broken Glass and the Sea

One night, Elliot Tanner got wrecked on a bottle of Pernod he had stolen from his mother’s drinks cabinet. He took the bottle down to the beach met up with Stuart and they threw stones at it when they’d finished … Continue reading

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angel,mermaid,boat

Stone angel on the harbour wall gazes blindly at the mermaid on the rock, can’t see his own body decorated with cigarette burn and lichen. A trawler approaches in a diesel cloud sloppy with sardines, The fishermen are boys full … Continue reading

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poem for sugar

the gods have come to earth, they are not celestial or angelic. they have snotty noses and won’t do what they are told. they stomp about and destroy cities, eat too much chocolate and refuse to listen to reason. they … Continue reading

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