All posts tagged: Candi V Auchterlonie

‘leave this death alone’ by Candi V. Auchterlonie

purple blue thistle   ghosts/ghosting mouths they’re pulling purple blue thistle/our heads prickle their grey thumbs. the un-holdable bouquet/clamped with their veil of see through teeth blood is not blood it is a shadow veining the natural light that our eyes fail to adjust to and our glossy mouths fail to lipsynch the weeded purply hill when we speak between that strained speech   purple blue thistle is © Candi V. Auchterlonie   lookers stone looking glass/under glass eye stares they become lazy moons/but try to catch these petaled fliers with your hands, just try, they’re slippery mints tonguing fate. my house is plagued with the secret of mint moths and they’ve begun to eat the hearts out from all of my best coats.   lookers stone is © Candi V. Auchterlonie   tearing cotton from your breast poems from grand static/stasis that hurts with its stained whiteness.   tearing cotton from your breast is © Candi V. Auchterlonie   the flood of man   the tall-tall creek/creeps into your backyard. your very own backyard/and you flood a river into the …

‘feast of figs’ by Candi V. Auchterlonie

feast of figs   ravens are rare here I find when I fumble stumble across one should I be so lucky I fall onto my knees searching for the stars, Corvus! I think of the greeks and Babylonians the hydras tail, the raven and adad the story of apollo’s raven and the feast of figs, the punishment of being stuck in the sky, thirsty for all time. the cost was high, I recoil.   I immediately search for headstones marble carved eyes cemeteries that’s where the stars live these days onyx forms perched and crooning over named and muted pale stones under storms of rusty steel wool.     feast of figs is © Candi V. Auchterlonie from Impress. Published Punk Hostage Press 2012.

Impress by Candi V. Auchterlonie

Impress by C.V Auchterlonie. Published Punk Hostage Press 2012 nest   1.   I see us as if we’re not us at all as if we’ve let our body suits already slipped off and skinny dipped under some glass blown lake one in /one out we walk the same /we drown the same.’    nest is © Candi V. Auchterlonie from Impress (Amazon) Impress is Candi V. Auchterlonie’s second poetry collection, published by Punk Hostage Press 2012. Candi V. Auchterlonie  is a woman of the landscape. She is a poet of the open vista and of the outdoors. One feels that the house and the hearth are an alien skin that somehow do not fit her. The house functions as doors and windows that lead to water and wide open spaces. There is an obsidian thread running as a deep cleft through and under her expression. She mines this vein revealing a controlled sure craftsmanship in her approach to poetic form. Auchterlonie’s writing approach to her poetry is singular. Whilst she takes on themes of motherhood, alienation, …