The original form
of flesh, it moves,
animate, but boneless.

Consider vapour. Steam
in the breath
of cattle, from the

dawn grass. Water sprinting
millionfold for the
limitless deserts

of the air. Water
drunk. Water falling
in its soft lattices

over our bodies.
Water with skin.
We sink beneath

its flat top,
flesh on flesh,
beneath its stiff

meniscus. Such mating
with the pellucid self
of water joins the circle

of our time here.
Unboned, we assume
the property of dream.

From ‘Ancient Lights’ by Dick Jones, published by Phoenicia Publishing (http://www.phoeniciapublishing.com)

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About Dick Jones

I'm a post-retirement Drama teacher, currently working part-time. I have a grown-up son and daughter, three grandchildren and three young children from my second marriage. I write - principally poetry but prose too, both fitfully published. My poetry collection Ancient Lights is published by Phoenicia Publishing (www.phoeniciapublishing.com) and my translation of Blaise Cendrars' 'Trans-Siberian Prosody and Little Jeanne from France' (illustrated by my friend, the artist, writer and long-time blogger Natalie d'Arbeloff) is published by Old Stile Press (www.oldstilepress.com). I play bass guitar & bouzouki in the song-based acoustic/electric trio Moorby Jones, playing entirely original material (https://www.facebook.com/moorbyjones?ref=aymt_homepage_panel + http://www.moorbyjones.net/). I play the same instruments in the Celtic/English/Americana/acoustic ambient trio Escher's Dream. I have a dormant blog with posts going back to 2004 at Dick Jones' Patteran Pages - http://patteran.typepad.com - and I'm a radio ham. My callsign is G0EUV

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