Oystercatcher Press

 Simon Perril:
A Clutch of Odes

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£5.00 A5 16pp. ISBN: 978-1-905885-26-8.


Anticipation Ode


suppose we disclose just

   how the moist bead

on a swan’s brow might

   double as our motion


to carry – just that: to

   marry Now; it’s plastic

stuff we make a mould of

   and fall in. Caked.


Suppose this wet jewel

   a credule; coin it

new particle, effervescent

   present. Set up song


here among the supposition

   crimes; the What Is

mimes. Lean forward. Toes

   claw towards the ground.


Our perch faces front.