Unrequited forester contrite with sunrise by James Walton

smokinghill
.
Unrequited forester contrite with sunrise
.
still smouldering
with interred lightning
this tempered wilderness
.
life drawings of fire
dance in alphabet
.
hills make charcoal
smudge the outlines
saltpetre heathen tongues
.
peel back these veins
as gut for flamenco
.
in the valleys now
courts the dragon
eludes the celibate dawn
.
will your heart match
the wing flap
.
seek without shame
and make fertile
this ear drum’s beat
.
cast lots along the razorback
to such unending desire
.
this true name
can only be spoken
by counting years aloud
.
into any inferno
I will call them out
.
wanting to hear
all you have again
in a quickened reprise
.
James w
James Walton is an award winning poet published in many journals and anthologies, short listed twice for the ACU national Literature Prize, a double prize winner in the MPU International Poetry Prize, and Specially Commended in The Welsh Poetry Competition
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