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Thomas A. Clark. String. Longhouse, 2006. First edition. Fold out accordion booklet. New. Limited edition. $10 postpaid / $15 signed postpaid


 

 

ropes of heather
weighted with stones
to anchor a thatch
of rushes and heather
a white plastic bag
flapping in the wind
to scare the birds
from a string of fish
drying in the sun
a string plucked to leave
a line of yellow chalk

for clematis
and vine

green twist
two ply
garden twine

the ampersand is a knot
tying two parts of a discourse
sea & land, adventure & homecoming
subject & object
if you pull on it
everything that is
attached to it
will come with it
when you are hopeful
you are still the boy
who stood by the burn
hopefully, a hook
at the end of a string
saxifrage & campion
rock & torrent
loss & consolidation

with reef knots
with draw knots
tied to you

tied to you
with slip knots
with clove hitch

every tug on the rope
only tightens the splice
whatever is wrapped
in paper and string
may be unwrapped
from string and paper
blackbirds have stolen
the coloured twine
you tied round
the rowan saplings

 


A Woodburners We Recommend Publication 2006 series

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Thomas A. Clark. String. Longhouse, 2006. First edition. Fold out accordion booklet. New. Limited edition. $10 postpaid / $15 signed postpaid

As an act of goodwill and for poetry - Longhouse is sending out each month complete pusblications - online - of one poet (or more) we have published in booklet, broadside or postcard form for everyone to share. It's a way of giving back to many of you who have sent to us poems, letters, purchases and the same goodwill over the years. The series will fly in under the banner of our Woodburners We Recommend. It should also be felt as a certain warmth in memory to all our close and dear poetry comrades passed along - each one becoming more of a loss. Each monthly booklet will also be available for purchase from Longhouse. Issued in a very limited keepsake edition of 50 copies. Starting in 2006 we will begin to reissue and present past issues from Longhouse of select poets. For those readers that travel back as far as 1972 when Longhouse began, you know poetry was released like bandits by the day, by the week, by the month, and always free. We have never taken on grants and meant poetry to be seen & heard & on poetry terms. From 2006, into the Infinite, and within the universal cyber cosmos, we would like to share multiple poets with you....and only ask that you share them further.

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