THE CLOUD FACTORY SHAUN BELCHER EXCERPT FROM  COLLECTED POEMS 1981-2011
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THE CLOUD FACTORY SHAUN BELCHER Excerpt from COLLECTED POEMS 1981 -2011
THE CLOUD FACTORY 1. The Plough Reversed 2. The Spanish Squirrel 3. Sea Ravens 4. The Stone Code 5. Farmer   s Lung 6. Tur...
THE CLOUD FACTORY  THE PLOUGH REVERSED It is a strange path we are taking, not quite chosen, in this lurching coach. A pat...
THE CLOUD FACTORY  THE SPANISH SQUIRREL Tributaries of Ebro splash through pines, sand-filled water tumbling by roots as w...
THE CLOUD FACTORY  SEA RAVENS Climbing a shale and pine scarp mid-afternoon. Loch Doon, July 1986, grey clouds brimming on...
THE CLOUD FACTORY  THE STONE CODE A flood plain half-wild, half mown between timber barns and flint walls. Places where I ...
THE CLOUD FACTORY FARMER   S LUNG A cracked sepia print of a harvest gang, pre-war, a steam-engine behind. Five men posing...
THE CLOUD FACTORY  TURNERS My dad a boy, feet raised, pedals spinning, splashing along a road under water, six inches of T...
THE CLOUD FACTORY THE BIRD PAINTER A breeze ruffling the neck feathers, head and beak disjointed by the sudden impact, the...
THE CLOUD FACTORY THE SHADOW BOOK In the ivied, wasp-hollow webbed space between hoe and net spilt the damp, yellow-staine...
THE CLOUD FACTORY  FLICKERING FIELDS Only now, windows open, gulls toppling, swifts twirling, against the blue sky can I s...
THE CLOUD FACTORY  CANALS  for Norman McCaig  Pigeons jink in high air, remote, perfect formations sparkling in April sun ...
THE CLOUD FACTORY  SEPIA The way a cracked sump bleeds from a tractor onto sacking and the dust and straw sticks,  Now tha...
THE CLOUD FACTORY  Photo shows Alfie     Commie    Filer and    Curly    Didcock, Long Wittenham, Berkshire 1955 .    Curl...
THE CLOUD FACTORY  THE WHITE CROSS Two and a half feet of brilliant white stone, it gleams, freshly laid in an old family ...
THE CLOUD FACTORY  THE GLASS WORLD OF THE BLASCHKAS Frills of concentric glass billow and twirl from delicate fingers and ...
THE CLOUD FACTORY  THE CLOUD FACTORY Strange, to feel a country slip away, as if a fault line was opening gently up and st...
Shaun Belcher - Last Farmer - Salt Modern Voices 2010  The division between country and city is fading fast and these poem...
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