Oystercatcher Press

 Ian Patterson:
Still Life 

Still Life image

£5.00 A5 20pp. ISBN: 978-1-905885-86-2.




Not thinking about wild truths tied as to a tree

left him deep in love and neglect and stinging nettles.

Remains lingered in his speech, slightly warmer than today,

interference more or less easily leading to mist,

muted to pollen and cultivation cleared by the law,

trying to speak of love in a vast and unknown time,

to be read, to stop as our own, to not ever be, again.