upon her stone a thrush rehearses
a stormcock bird the tempest bursts
all bones glean in soil song, that pulse
of water rite the goodbye rust
grotesques gurn their mocking faces
where is the letterbox for graves?
this writing’s damp with mushroom stamps
gargoyles spout the gutters gush
I write the card in pouring rain
the speakable sky of wet not dry
Meet the Poet!
Phil Wood was born in Wales. His interests include painting, chess and (of course) poetry. His recently published work is a collaboration with Belfast photographer John Winder and can be found at Abergavenny Small Press.