Erik Moore Variations by Michael Paul Hogan

baobab (3)[6]

a storm in the city

and the world is fine

one day we’ll touch

(the) girl in blue

(and) journey to the upside down tree
.

sunny by a lake

save me from myself

petrified

and the clouds just keep on rolling

*

a storm in the city

petrified /

         (the) girl in blue
.

& jour/

      ney) upsid/

               own

.

e) t
r
ee
.

the clouds they jus keep rollin

rollin/

and the world
is fin (is
       fine)

*

under a lamp-post

          Wardour Street

a cigarette /
                                 a match

.

k-k-k-k-k-k-shh FLARE
.
a plume of smoke
.
the girl in blue) sings –
.

In Soho Square in Soho Town 

A boy will touch me silently 

Under the tree the upside down 

In Soho from myself save me.

 I am the girl, the girl in blue

One day we’ll touch in Soho Town. 

The streets are paved with cigarettes 

And the clouds keep rolling down.

*

save me from my/self!

(petrified)

a storm in the city /

                 city blue

& the clouds ) a cigarette

a telephone kiosk Soho Square

and the clouds the clouds keep

rolling

       rolling

rolling ) to the

             upside down tree

*

a storm in the city

and the world is fine

one day we’ll touch

(the) girl in blue

(and) journey to the upside down tree

sunny by a lake

save me from myself

(petrified!)

and the clouds just keep on rolling

                             rolling!

rolling to the upside down tree
.

FIN

.
Born in the countryside west of London, Erik Moore is a multi-instrumentalist whose life-long curiosity with music, sound, and the human condition has led him to the conclusion that the most important thing in life is to be content. His vinyl album Journey to the Upside Down Tree, in collaboration with Annabella Maneljuk, hopefully describes his view of the world.
.
hogan
Born in London, Michael Paul Hogan is a poet, journalist and fiction writer whose work has appeared extensively in the USA, UK, India and China. He is the author of six collections of poetry, the most recent of which, Chinese Bolero, with illustrations by the great contemporary painter Li Bin, was published in 2015.
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