Tuesday, 27 September 2011

On Spare Land by Roy Fisher

On Spare Land

rank grass
kids’ dens: the entire
little essay.

Commons without commoners
the Unadopted. A footpath worn
from corner to corner. Wormwood.

And how at the edge the hoardings
paralyse words high up
in the common air.

John Cage
on a bland enough midwestern
              – use random means
to set coordinates then
hang around at the intersection
all day if need be. There’ll
be something to interest you!

Roy Fisher, Standard Midland (Tarset: Bloodaxe Books, 2010), 13.

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