Oystercatcher Press

 Peter Riley:

The Twelve Moons

twelve moons image

£5.00 A5 20pp. ISBN: 978-1-905885-22-0.

9th Moon


Fireflies lost in the summer palace, sky like water

yellow bamboos, cold pools, water-lilies dead

moonlight salient on claws of the gate-rings

this cool courtyard then empty halls then sky, white

dew-drops congealing on the wind

emerald lacework heaped up on the terraces

the dawn herald has gone, dawn is ablaze

a raven on the gold well croaks, plane leaves fall.