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.