Urban Physic Garden

 

Elecampane



July 7th, 2011 · No Comments · Medicinal Plants Poetry Project

one legend goes hello how are you & where
my tears fell I should have escaped to the
country just a simple thing carrying flowers
always finding myself in the gyrtonian pink
in all the stories about surprise I don’t smoke
sometimes I get carried away by the history
of british flora when I get carried away by paris
it’s likely you will be startled by my basic french
aide-moi je ne retrouve pas mon passeport
it’s about time we turned off a place in the sun
fuck off elpenor I am always coming to in colour
& go goldener when I die with my face on
for this enormous terminal face do you speak
english I do you’re welcome look out help
 
 
Jeff Hilson
(From Herbarium, a new poetry anthology. Launch and reading 22 July)

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