Saturday, June 12, 2010

6: Hugh Thomas

Hugh Thomas, author of most recently Heart Badly Buried by Five Shovels very quickly responded to my call with this excellent version of the poem.

What can you do with a banjo
there are a number of directions to proceed
when you’re lazy and the moon is full
what others might do with

the brain’s proud smoulder
I'd love to see
the smoke-like tendrils of thought
plus some commentary

I'm wretched and lying
I'd love to see
inside my head
never fully closed

or some radical departure from it
I never regret
what you did
what does that mean

If you're interested in
sweet midnight words
just do some work
or something more final

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