Adrian Clarke

from Eurochants

                                            "Comme Hécaté tu me feras errer . . ."
                                            Maurice Scève

which witch definitive erratic shades
the dead-and-alive silence
a hypothetical deux mille années
absence presenting a deep split
dans le verbe made flesh Délie stripped
poilus in silk shift to the couch
ardour vacated hot-foot to a figment
head united with moons and tide

blood relative to a future shelved
being possessed where is this?
in black and white the injunction: change
or else thrown out from the centre
former haunts vain thoughts
                                                   a half of us
suburban planes resolve at the margin