LOOP: Banstead Downs to Kingston-on-Thames

Photography by Edmund Hardy.

Silver birch wound wood

Silver birch wound wood

Modernist church

Modernist church

Vault

Vault

Klee

Klee

Banqueting Hall (I)

Banqueting Hall (I)

Banqueting Hall (II)

Banqueting Hall (II)

Hopscotch

Hopscotch

At play

At play

Sluice

Sluice

Hogsmill heron

Hogsmill heron

Tunnel

Tunnel

Respite (I)

Respite (I)

Respite (II)

Respite (II)

Respite (III)

Respite (III)

Worcester Park / Kingston church

Worcester Park / Kingston church

Late afternoon churchyard ambience

Late afternoon churchyard ambience

Celtic crosses

Celtic crosses

Perhaps

Perhaps

Prison

Prison

Quite

Quite

Water treatment; LGANG

Water treatment; LGANG

Spiritualist Sherlock

Spiritualist Sherlock

Kingston esoterics

Kingston esoterics

Indeed

Indeed

LOOP: Hamsey Common to Banstead Downs

Photos this time by Edmund Hardy.

Crater

Crater

Dingy Skipper?

Dingy Skipper?

Sign poet at work

Sign poet at work

Quarry

Quarry

Croydon observatory

Croydon observatory

Strides

Strides

Cow house

Cow house

Back to the land houses

Back to the land houses

No lavender leaping

No lavender leaping

Lavender rows

Lavender rows

Extracts from Forced Fingers in The Clearing

Screen Shot 2014-10-17 at 12.21.22Really pleased to have some of a long new thing, Forced Fingers, in The Clearing, a great journal that ‘publishes writing and artwork concerned with landscape and place.’ It’s also attached to one of my favourite publishers, Little Toller Books, who do fine reprints of lost nature writing. The artwork — an amazing mash-up of Chinese mega-city and eighteenth-century field work — is by Jos Smith.

Untitled

In most places / in the world / nothing happens / no / wait / that’s a mendacious acceptance / what is a some / thing / and how does it / ? / Each tract of exhausted soil contains its purpose and interest though drained / of fix- / -able / nitros.

Sorry about the call last night I was just / checking / your acidity levels / with a mind / to expansion. So stretch our your supply chain where / EXTRA / links mediate / my love for you this morning / as the train gathers pace / but not / extinguished / and not / tainted by relative / distance.

But they can get out of hand / along the rails / out of / your / hands / the cheapest price isn’t always the best / deal / and the spatial trajectories involved if they could be mapped / like snail trails across continents / are just insane / a luminous and beautiful / infographic / in green and blue / a table / for two?

What is this accumulation / of native nooks? Non-core functions / in different pots / perhaps / now would be a good time to ask what / exactly / a ‘line manager’ / is / ?

Deal me a genuinely random / hand me a fork / the nearness of those cows is not a quantity / free range describes an arc traced by a lorry / you can’t grow poems in monoculture / cultures / consider that / a prophecy.

Re- / -quired / to surplus / survey / left / overs in a bronze dish / where / I sate down and ate / and tried / and / it but made me half a / to surely / grow / double.

The anxiety for dancing / is very great.

Two Readings

turbamento Jocsflorals

LOOP: Leg 4, West Wickham Common – Hamsey Green

Really

Really

Croydon prospect

Croydon prospect

Watching dragonflies

Watching dragonflies

Pond

Pond

Peering

Peering

Stride: pylon

Stride: pylon

Sign poem

Sign poem

Bracket fungi

Bracket fungi

Path: trees

Path: trees

Twister

Twister

Destination Croydon

Destination Croydon

LOOP: Leg 3, Jubilee Park – West Wickham Common

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Fives court

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Birthday shelter

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Modernist door

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Veteran trees (hollow oaks)

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Common

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Byelaws

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Beard-cotton

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Former stately home

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CPM

2014-06-22 12.42.07

Wildflowers

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Woodland

2014-06-22 12.11.54

Skywriting

2014-06-22 12.28.25

Meadow

2014-06-22 12.28.37

Minibeasts

2014-06-22 12.42.14

Pastoral (I)

2014-06-22 12.42.39

Pastoral (II)

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Observance

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Waterlilies

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Field path

2014-06-22 14.48.35

Hopscotch

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Grotto vantage

2014-06-22 14.58.06

Clock tower

2014-06-22 15.46.14

Mouse Kill Station

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Parliament

 

Ant tray storage

Ant tray storage

 

LOOP: Legs 1 & 2, Erith Riverside – Old Bexley Village – Jubilee Country Park

2014-04-12 11.09.19

START

Thames barge mural

Thames barge mural

Equine encounter

Riverside

Riverside

Man & Industry

Man & Industry

Flood defence is common sense

Flood defence is common sense

Digger

Digger

More industry

More industry

Cake - face

Cake – face

Stately home (?)

Stately home (?)

Meadow

Meadow

Willow

Willow

Train tracks

Train tracks

Review of Lee Harwood’s The Orchid Boat in Shearsman Review

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2 Poems in Scabs are Rats Zine 4

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